The Maldives Customs Service has announced that it has successfully seized a package of drugs valued at over MVR 2 million. The contraband was smuggled into the Maldives via a courier service originating from Malaysia, and was intercepted during an inspection conducted on Sunday.

The parcel containing the illicit substances weighed a total of 1,628 grammes and tested positive for heroin. Authorities have confirmed that the street value of the seized drugs is estimated to be around MVR 2 million.

The Maldives Customs said the contraband has been handed over to the Maldives Police Service for further investigation. Police have yet to comment or make any arrests in connection with the case. 

The operation highlights the ongoing efforts of the Maldives Customs Service to curb drug smuggling into the nation. It also underscores the challenges that law enforcement agencies face, as smugglers resort to increasingly sophisticated methods, including the use of courier services for the illicit trade.