6 arrested in foiled terror plot remanded in custody

February 13, 2020: An area cordoned off due to a bomb disposal exercise by MNDF. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Six individuals arrested in a police operation to foil a possible terrorist attack have been remanded to custody. 

Police foiled the terror attack being formulated by extremists in a special operation on Wednesday based on intelligence information. 

Police confirmed that an individual was arrested from the capital Male’ as well as one from a boat at sea and two from the island of Th. Thimarafushi. 

Those arrested are aged 18, 20, 21, 29, 31, and 34. Police specified that those arrested are all local males.

Out of those arrested the 18-year old man was remanded to custody for five days while all remaining others were placed in custody for 15 days under a court order. 

No specific details of the act were disclosed by the Police. A total of six were arrested, according to Police.