Two of ten people detained in a drugs raid with about 100 kg of heroin were released by a court on Friday, with the police requesting an appeal from the Prosecutor General’s Office on the court’s decision.
On Thursday, Police Commissioner Mohamed Hameed hailed the operation as a well-executed anti-narcotics trafficking operation including the Drug Enforcement Department (DED), Drug Intelligence, Marine Police, and Forensics.
He stated that throughout the 24-hour operation, police apprehended ten people, investigated ten locations, and recovered about 100 kilogrammes of heroin.
Two of the 10 individuals apprehended in the operation, according to a police media official, were freed during their remand hearing. He went on to say that the police had asked the Prosecutor General’s Office to file an appeal against the court’s judgement.
The police media officer also stated that four people detained during the operation had been remanded for 15 days, three for 10 days, and one for five days.
According to the media official, the 24-hour operation uncovered concealed narcotics on an uninhabited island.