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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.



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