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Three Maldivians arrested in India drug bust

The Times of India named the men as Shanees Maheer, Ahamed and Ibrahim Fauzen Saleh.

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Three Maldivians were arrested in India Monday with 17 kilos of hashish oil.

They had been attempting to leave Trivandrum for the Maldives with the drugs, Indian media reported.

The Times of India named them as Shanees Maheer, Ayman Ahamed and Ibrahim Fauzen Saleh.

Indian police started tracking the men after the National Drugs Control Bureau alerted Maheer’s presence in the country. Maheer is an international drug dealer who is on the run.

According to the Times of India the street value of the drugs confiscated is more than US$700,000.

A Maldives police spokesman was unavailable for comment.

Photo: The Times of India

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  1. MissIndia

    June 6, 2018 at 2:26 AM

    It beggars belief that these Maldivian drug dealers have been arrested during the holy month of Ramadan. Wherever Maldivians travel to these days they take their drug culture with them. Why are these junkies allowed visa free travel to India? Why are Maldivians allowed to settle in India and buy land and property?

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