The Maldives Police Service has reported that four people were apprehended on human trafficking charges on January 5.
Those arrested are all men between the ages of 28 and 65, according to authorities, with one Bangladeshi national and one police officer among them.
It was also disclosed that the police officer has been suspended and is presently on no-pay. Police have not released any further information about this case.
Two of the accused suspects have been held in custody for 15 days, while the other two have been remanded for 10 days.