Saturday, March 15, 2008

Three Arrested In Million Dollar Drug Haul

A Sri Lankan couple and one Maldivian man have been arrested trying to smuggle Rf 12 million (US$1 million) worth of heroin into the country.

Maldives Customs Service says the four kilograms worth seized is the largest amount of narcotics ever intercepted in a single haul.

The two Sri Lankans were caught at Male' International airport after travelling from Colombo, Sri Lanka, according to police, but the narcotics are believed to have come from Pakistan.

Sameen Ummul Faumiyya, 56, and Mohamed Wasood Mohamed Bisthaami, 38, were caught after bags of narcotics, held in plastic bags in a false compartment in their luggage, were uncovered during a security check.

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