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PG Office charges 11 men for drug trafficking

Mariyam Malsa
24 May 2020, MVT 15:49
'Irualimas' boat, the vessel used to smuggle 61 kilograms of drugs into the country. PHOTO: MALDIVES POLICE SERVICE
Mariyam Malsa
24 May 2020, MVT 15:49

The Prosecutor General's Office charged 11 individuals with attempting to smuggle 61 kilograms of drugs into Maldives, and forwarded the case to the Criminal Court.

Led by Ahmed Visaam, the narcotic substances were smuggled into the country on March 26 aboard 'Irualimas' boat.

The remaining men involved are Mohamed Maaish, Mohamed Shaamin, Mohamed Hameedh, Ahmed Shifaz, Mohamed Rishwan Ibrahim, Mohamed Nasheed, Hussain Sunaaz, Abdulla Shaam, Mohamed Maeed and Saudhulla Rasheed.

The eleven men charged with drug trafficking. PHOTO: MALDIVES POLICE SERVICE

All aforementioned individuals were charged with trafficking diamorphine, commonly known as heroin.

Seven individuals were aboard the boat at the time of arrest while the remaining four were apprehended from the capital city of Male' and reclaimed suburb Hulhumale'.

Maldives Police Service has disclosed that all eleven men have previous criminal records including drug charges.

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