An 18 year-old local has been arrested in connection to the methamphetamine smuggled into Maldives via a courier service, seized by Maldives Customs Service.
Maldives Police Service identified the arrestee in connection to the case as an 18-year-old Maldivian man who was arrested on Wednesday evening and has been remanded in police custody for 15 days.
Maldives Customs Service said that the parcel was screened during an inspection of parcels that came into Maldives via courier on April 28th. The agency said that further inspection of the parcel showed it contained a suspicious substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine.
The drugs found in the parcel weighed 1.363 KG. The street value of the drugs is estimated to be around MVR 500,000.