Two additional arrests have been made in relation to the MVR 2.7 million robbed from Ensis Fisheries, a major fish exporter in Maldives.
According to a police spokesperson, two Maldivians, a 19-year-old and a 20-year-old, were arrested on August 7 and August 8 respectively under court orders.
Prior to this, six arrests were made pertaining to the robbery.
The police reported that two employees of Ensis Fisheries were also among those arrested: a local and an expatriate, one of whom is a security office in Ensis. However, the extent of their input to the crime is still unknown.
The robbery took place on July 31, while the money was being loaded into a company van after withdrawing from the Mauritius Commercial Bank branch in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale. According to Ensis, the money was snatched by two men on a motorbike..