Possession of Alcohol

Police destroy large amounts of confiscated alcohol

  • Bottles destroyed had a street value of MVR 3,528,000
  • All bottles were seized during operations from 2010 - 2019
  • This is the third time police destroyed drugs and alcoholic beverages this year

Zunana Zalif
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K. Male' 2019 Aug 31 | Sat 22:38 2,113 local

Number of destroyed bottles total 8,627 - Presidents Office

Officers of the Maldives Police Service have on Saturday, destroyed large amounts of confiscated alcohol, in Dhoonidhoo island.

Police revealed via Twitter that destroyed were 8,627 bottles of alcohol that had been in police possession from 2010 to 2019.

Said bottles were seized over the course of 689 cases reported to the Drug Enforcement Department.

Further, police revealed that the destroyed alcohol bottles carry a street value of MVR 3,528,000.

Officers active in destroying the bottles. Photo by Maldives Police Service.

While police had in January destroyed eight kilograms of drugs, Acting Police Commissioner Mohamed Hameed had revealed that a total of 130 kg of drugs were seized within the past three years.

So far this year, there has been a vast number of drug smuggling cases recorded with the second event of destroying alcohol being recorded in March where 183 bottles were destroyed.

This is the third time police has destroyed copious amounts of alcohol this year.

Officers active in destroying the bottles. Photo by Maldives Police Service.

Last updated at: 2 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Aman Haleem

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