Possession of Alcohol

Two expatriates arrested with stash of alcohol

  • 20 bottles of alcohol were found inside the trunk of the car upon inspection
  • Two expatriates were travelling in the taxi
  • The case is under further investigations

K. Male' 2020 Jan 27 | Mon 23:13 local 2,823

The stash was discovered on Monday - police

Maldives Police Service (MPS) has confiscated a large stash of alcohol inside the trunk of a taxi travelling to capital city Malé from its suburbs, Hulhumalé.

Police revealed that they were tipped off a little past 5pm on Monday and that officers had been dispatched to the region immediately.

20 bottles of alcohol were discovered inside bags tucked inside the trunk of taxi when officers stopped the taxi and inspected it.

The two passengers inside the taxi being operated by a Maldivian man, were expatriates, revealed police.

Officers also found alcohol on the 23-year-old and 24-year old expatriates upon searching them.

They have since been taken into police custody.

Police further revealed that the case is undergoing further investigations.

Last updated at: 6 months ago | Reviewed by: Zihnath Hassan

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