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Customs seize drugs worth MVR 2 million smuggled via Post

Mohamed Rehan
02 December 2022, MVT 22:05
Previously confiscated narcotic substances by Maldives Customs Service--
Mohamed Rehan
02 December 2022, MVT 22:05

Maldives Customs Service has seized illicit narcotics worth over MVR 2 million smuggled through Maldives Post.

The drugs were concealed in a package shipped from the Netherlands. The authorities confiscated it after inspecting the package for suspicious content.

The package contained heroin and mephedrone, a synthetic amphetamine.

The drugs reportedly weighed 1.34 kilograms, with a street value of MVR 2,049,000. The substances were confiscated by local authorities on November 20, 2022.

There has been a trend of smuggling of narcotic substances, especially amphetamines, through postal services. The Ministry of Health has also warned that methamphetamine use has increased in the Maldives.

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