The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has destroyed more than 230 kilogrammes of drugs, with an estimated value of more than MVR 368 million, seized over various operations and cases since 2018.

Drugs related to 1,509 cases and 659 incidents, totalling 4,405 pieces of evidence, were destroyed on Wednesday, police said. This includes 1,495.97 grammes of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), 3,953.49 grammes of Methamphetamine, 90,860.86 grammes of Morphine, 30,266.87 grammes of Cannabinol, 17,830.90 grammes of Cocaine, 0.1142 grammes of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and 54,145.42 grammes of various other stimulants and banned drugs.

In line with the latest updates to the procedures on the disposal of drugs, a legally required minimum amount of substances seized in cases is kept for investigative and evidentiary purposes, while the remaining drugs are disposed of as soon as possible.

According to the Police, the drugs were destroyed in Dhoonidhoo Island and were subject to all the proper supervisory and monitoring mechanisms during the process.