The president's office said the boxes contained private property.
Rolling coverage of the Maldives presidential election.
Election law states that those in line by the time polls close are entitled to cast their vote.
The sculptures were part of a semi-submerged gallery at the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.
The opposition candidate's office was raided on the eve of the election.
The raid came on the eve of a presidential election.
The Saturday roundup of news from the campaign trail.
Almost 6,000 Maldivians are registered to vote at embassies abroad.
There were no changes to the vote counting process, the elections body said.
He said nine people were killed to cover up the murder of a lawmaker.
The final roundup of news from the campaign trail.
Clerics and politicians said the sculptures were un-Islamic.
One man can be heard saying Allah Akbar as a sculpture crashes into the ocean.
The former president also said he was talking to the military's top brass.
Daily roundup of news from the campaign trail.
Foreign media face deportation if they are found working on a tourist visa.
Fines have also been waived for fishermen, tenants and motorists.