Coordinator at the National Centre for the Arts (NCA), Abdulla Muaz has been arrested.
Media official at the Maldives Police Service (MPS) has confirmed the arrest to RaajjeMV, adding that the film star was arrested with four other individuals.
Police further said that four bottles suspected to be alcohol were discovered from where they were arrested.
When questioned whether they have been taken in for their remand hearing, the official declined to comment further on the matter.
Muaz was appointed as a coordinator at NCA, run under the Ministry of Youth and Sports, by President Abdulla Yameen in May 2014. However, he was dismissed from the post amid the speculation over former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb's arrest, and reinstated later.
Muaz is also the vice chairperson of the Maldives Film Association, and was married to a senior official at the Public Service Media. They have a daughter together.