Maldives Police Service (MPS) has begun conducting raids across capital city Malé.
Officers began the raids on Tuesday afternoon as part of the investigations being carried out by the presidential inquiry commission on murders and enforced disappearances.
MPS revealed that the operation is being carried out under the order of the commission to search certain locations and individuals to implement court orders.
Officers of the Criminal Investigation Command, Forensic Service Department and Divisional Policing Command will be carrying out the operation.
Thus far, police have raided two locations in the capital city.
Police further revealed that they have strengthened security in the capital and Addu city while the operation is being carried out.