Five have been apprehended from the streets of Male' for possession of alcohol bottles being carried in backpacks.
Police stated that the five were apprehended while riding by on three motorbikes from Ameenee Magu after a tip they received. A total of 21 bottles were confiscated.
Upon checking the bikes, seven bottles were confiscated from each of the passengers.
While five were apprehended in the operation, one is now in hiding.The one in hiding is one of the riders and due to another passenger throwing away his bag in a panic, two bottles were smashed onto the scene, with him being arrested trying to flee afterwards.