The remand period of a man accused of smuggling drugs into the Maldives through post, has been extended.
Mohamed Fahumee, 23 and native to Fuvahmulah City was arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs into the country via post, earlier this week.
Upon being presented to the Criminal Court for his remand hearing, Fahumee was remanded for a period of 10 days in judicial custody.
Judge Hussain Faiz Rashad issued the Criminal Court order.
His remand period expires on September 17.
He was remanded as the police had produced sufficient evidence against him.
As such, the police institution was informed by the Maldives Customs Service that the package Fahumee had brought in via post, contained illicit drugs, upon which police officers opened the box in front of him.
The court order states that one rubber packet filled with suspected narcotics was found inside the package, weighing 803 grams.
The drugs found inside the package tested positive to Amphetamine.
According to the court order, a urine analysis found that the man had been taking THC as well.
The Criminal Court also revealed that Fahumee has a criminal record of cases linked to drugs.