Human-trafficking cases are stalled “because victims want to leave the country immediately or weren’t prepared to cooperate with investigators,” the police said.
The criminal court has acquitted the step-grandson of involvement in the January 2012 murder of Ali Hassan ‘Ayyube’, an alleged sorcerer from the island of Kudahuvadhoo in Dhaalu Atoll.
Gasim Abdul Kareem’s counsel have called for his immediate release, noting that he has already spent a period longer than his eight month prison sentence in state custody.
An Indian migrant worker was arrested in the Maldives on charges of assualt hours after he formally accused his employer, Lily International, of withholding his passport in order to prevent him from leaving the country.
An 18-year-old man stabbed Sunday night amid a recent spike in violent assaults in the capital is in critical condition. The police have arrested 20 suspects and impounded three vehicles.
A group of detainees broke out of their cells at the police custodial facility on the island of Dhoonidhoo around 3am Monday morning but were caught before they could escape.
Used motor oil was thrown on the gates to the PPM headquarters at Thema, days after the building was ransacked and insulting graffiti was found on its inner walls.
Customs officers seized 2.153kg of cocaine from the luggage of a Bolivian woman who arrived in the Maldives last Monday. Passenger clearance officers at the airport checked her bag and found the drugs after her behaviour aroused their suspicions.
The president asked for forgiveness that the historic graft scandal took place during his tenure, and said: “But no matter how vigilant we are, criminals will continue to commit crimes.”
The Anti Corruption Comission is looking into abuse of power by Fenaka officials in the apparent embezzlement of some US$1million from the state-owned utility.
The immigration department has revoked the passport of Hussain Shafraz, a suspect wanted in connection with the near-fatal stabbing of Mahfooz Saeed on September 4 last year. The lawyer narrowly after undergoing surgery to remove a knife lodged three inches deep above his left ear.
The police and customs seized some 28.76kg of hashish oil and heroin, some of which were smuggled from India, over the weekend and arrested five men, two women and a minor on drugs smuggling charges
A group of masked men carrying knives had tied up security guards at the Western Union branch in Malé on Sunday in the biggest burglary reported in recent years
According to Adeeb’s lawyer, the ACC investigators asked “general questions” about secretly filmed confessions by three of Adeeb’s associates featured in the Stealing Paradise documentary about delivering stolen cash to the president.
The agreement with the Punjab- based Lovely International Trust aims to “build individuals who can counter terrorism” and improve the skills of defence ministry officials, the defence minister said.
The criminal court heard both prosecution and defence witnesses Tuesday night in the trial of opposition-aligned Raajje TV journalists Mohamed Wisam and Leevan Ali Naseer on charges of obstructing police officers.
A 20-year-old man wanted over a fatal stabbing in Malé gave himself up to the authorities by walking into the Maldivian embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday.