Maldives Police Service

Police assists Iranian vessel in distress

  • Police received a report of the the vessel at around 8:20am
  • There were seven crew members aboard
  • A vessel with the Iranian flag was captured while attempting to smuggle drugs into the country, back in October

Aishath Shaany
Shaaknee

K. Male' 2019 Nov 03 | Sun 15:36 2,090 local

Police received a report of the the vessel on Sunday morning - police

Maldives Police Service (MPS) has assisted an Iranian boat in distress near Mandhoo island of Alif Dhaalu atoll.

After receiving a report of the vessel at around 8:20am on Sunday, police immediately dispatched officers to the area after informing the coast guard.

There were seven crew members aboard.

Police continues to investigate the matter.

Back in October, a vessel with the Iranian flag was captured while attempting to smuggle drugs into the country. The boat was intercepted approximately 172 miles northwest of Thuraakunu, Haa Alifu Atoll, along with local fishing vessel 'Hedhey Kuri 7', with 70kg of heroin. The six Iranians aboard the boat are in police custody, along with locals suspected to be involved in the dug operation.

Last updated at: 1 week ago | Reviewed by: Leevan Ali

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