Man arrested from Male’ City with large quantity of alcohol

Alcohol seized by Police in an operation on Wednesday. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

An individual has been arrested from Male’ City with a large quantity of alcohol.

Police identified the arrestee as a 40-year-old Maldivian man.

Police discovered the alcohol during a search of some boxes in the possession of the man when he was arrested during an operation on Wednesday.

They noted that the case was under further investigation by the Drug Enforcement Department (DED).

As per Maldivian laws, alcohol is only permitted at resorts and is strictly prohibited in inhabited islands.