Drugs found inside a cake brought for Maafushi Inmate

  • The attempt was made by a woman who went to visit her brother

K. Male' | Aala Ibrahim | 14-January-2017 | Saturday 21:00 | aalu_aala | Local | 1,112

Narcotics hidden inside cake to Maafushi Prison Inmate -- Photo by: raajjemv

Maldives Correctional Service has arrested a woman who tried to smuggle in narcotics into Maafushi Prison, hidden inside a cake.


According to a Correction Official, the woman attempted to do so during a family visit to an inmate at Maafushi Prison. He added that the attempt was made by a woman who went to Maafushi Prison to visit her brother.


MCS expressed concern over the spike in attempts to smuggle in contraband items to the prison.


According to MCS, a family member visiting an inmate attempted to smuggle in a smartphone, charger, a cheaper mobile phone, battery and a SIM card within items brought in for an inmate in December 2016.


The authority further said that smuggling in contraband items has been a huge challenge to reform and rehabilitate the inmates.  MCS appealed to inmates, families and the public to halt such attempts.

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