The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has apprehended three individuals on suspicion of assaulting a police officer in a recent drug operation conducted in Fuvahmulah City. The incident happened on Tuesday evening in the Dhoondigan District of Fuvahmulah City.

According to police reports, the trio was taken into custody in connection with the disturbance that erupted during the apprehension of another individual believed to be in possession of narcotics. In a statement released to the media, law enforcement authorities disclosed that specific individuals had targeted a police officer during the operation to detain the suspect. The individuals attempted to obstruct the officers from carrying out their responsibilities, police added.

While the authorities have not disclosed the specifics of the injuries sustained by the police officer, a video circulating online purportedly captures the altercation, depicting individuals wielding wooden clubs engaging in a scuffle with police officers. The incident is currently under investigation, MPS said.