7 arrested with 2 kilos of drugs, 5 released

Drugs seized in police operations are disposed of. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

Five of seven suspects arrested by police with over two kilos of drugs on Wednesday have been released by the court.

In the operation, conducted by the Drug Enforcement Department (DED) in collaboration with Drug Intelligence, the police searched two houses in Male’ City, and seized over two kilos of cannabis, over 200 grams of heroin and alcohol.

Police arrested seven suspects in connection to the case. They were identified as a 55-year-old male, a 33-year-old male, a 29-year-old male, a 22-year-old male, a 53-year-old female, a 30-year-old female, and a 24-year-old female.

Police said that five of the suspects were released when presented before the Criminal Court for their remand hearing.

The court granted a 15-day extension to the remand of two suspects – the 33-year-old male and the 29-year-old male.

Police recently seized 100 kilos of heroin and 215 kilos of heroin in two separate counter-narcotics operations. The two suspects arrested with 215 kilos remain in custody, while half of the 10 suspects arrested with 100 kilos have been released.