Maldives Police Service on Tuesday night searched a house in capital Male in relation to the local Facebook page that had posted explicit pictures of several under aged girls.
Facebook had taken down the page on Sunday night upon the request of the police, and several other concerned citizens who reported the inappropriate page.
The police confirmed that an apartment was searched in relation to the Facebook page incident, after some confusion arose as an individual, who was accused of bribing parliament members, also lived in the same building.
Police have not given any further details of the sensitive investigation, but had assured Sunday that they would investigate the matter “very seriously”.
The Facebook page, which had been up since May 2017, had had pictures of girls as young as five. However, it had not started posting captions that encouraged paedophilia until recently.