This news is taken from Haveeru daily News website just though of something. Check the bold red text area. It’s about time they said it……. Hmmm ASS!
Illegal sale of drugs and alcohol on the rise
12 September 2006
Fifty seven people have been arrested in the last three weeks in 50 drug and alcohol related crimes, the Maldives Police Service has said.Inspector Abdulla Shareef of the Police said that a large amount of drugs and alcohol had been confiscated from those involved. On the 24th of August a Maldivian man had been arrested and 34 cans containing alcohol were found in his possession in a house in Maafannu. And on the 28th of the same month, following a tip about illegal alcohol sale, another man was arrested in a Maafannu house. He had been in possession of 13 bottles of alcohol and several empty bottles had been found around the house.
Shareef further revealed that two Indian men had been arrested on the third of this month and 12 bottles of alcohol had been found in his possession. And on the 2nd of this month three addicts who had also been selling drugs had been arrested in a house in Galolhu ward. Last Wednesday a Maldivian and a Sri Lankan had been arrested for selling drugs. He did not, however, reveal how much drugs the two had been in possession of.
“We found a considerable amount of illegal drugs and various implements for taking the drugs on them,” said Shareef.
He said that their investigation had turned up that lately so many people were illegally selling alcohol because someone who had a license to import alcohol was supplying it to them.
“We are right now trying to find out find out who is doing the supplying and who are involved in this,” said Shareef. “So far it appears that there are a lot of foreigners involved.”
He said between January and July of this year, 704 people had been arrested on 533 separate drugs and alcohol related crimes.