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08 Nov 2023 | Wed 08:08
Drugs seized by the Maldives Customs Service
Drugs seized by the Maldives Customs Service
Customs
Customs seize drugs
Customs seize drugs weighing over two kilograms
 
The drugs were seized in five different cases
 
The drugs weighed 2.389 kilograms
 
The confiscated drugs have since been handed over to MPS

The Maldives Customs Service has seized drugs being smuggled into the Maldives via courier and post.

The drugs were seized by customs officials who conducted further scans on packages brought to the Maldives by courier and post during September and October this year, after findings suspicious substances inside them.

The drugs weighing 2.389 kilograms, were seized in five different cases.

The substances discovered in four of the five cases tested positive for synthetic cathinone, a narcotic substance, during an initial analysis by customs officers.

Substances discovered in the remaining case tested positive for mephedrone, a narcotic substance, during the initial stage of investigation.

Details of the drugs seized during the past two months are:

  • 1,030 grams of synthetic cathinone found inside a package brought from China
  • 100 grams of synthetic cathinone found inside a package brought from Netherlands
  • 989.6 grams of synthetic cathinone found inside a package brought from France
  • 270 grams of mephedrone found inside a package brought from the United Kingdom

The confiscated drugs have since been handed over to the Maldives Police Service (MPS) for further investigation.

Last updated at: 6 months ago
Reviewed by: Maryam Dhaanish Nasheed
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