Maldives Police Service

Police raid operations continue, no arrests thus far

  • The operation is being carried out under the order of the commission on murders and enforced dissapearances
  • Man arrested in Addu City was released

K. Male' 2019 Sep 11 | Wed 16:12 local 3,287

Officers have been conducting raids across the capital, Hulhumalé and Addu City since Tuesday evening - Shuaib Mohamed Iqbal

Maldives Police Service (MPS) has revealed that they have not yet made any arrests during the raid operation which began on Tuesday under the command of the presidential inquiry commission on murders and enforced disappearances.

While the raid operation is proceeding, police media official revealed that a total of nine locations have been searched, eight in capital city Malé and one in southernmost Addu City.

Officers began the raids on Tuesday afternoon as part of the investigations being carried out by the presidential commission.

MPS revealed that the operation is being carried out under the order of the commission to search certain locations and individuals to implement court orders. The individuals in question, are those mentioned in the report compiled by the commission of murders and enforced disappearances in murdered journalist Ahmed RIlwan’s case.

Officers of the Criminal Investigation Command, Forensic Service Department and Divisional Policing Command will be carrying out the operation.

Special Operations have covered three locations thus far, on Wednesday.

Raid operations are also being carried out at sea.

Although no arrests have been made thus far, officers confiscated some items from several locations such as laptops and mobile phones.

Last updated at: 4 months ago | Reviewed by: Humaam Ali

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