A police officer was attacked and injured on Friday night in K. Maafushi.
Police media officer said the incident occurred during a police operation prompted by intel that items were being transported from Male', via a speedboat, to be smuggled into Maafushi prison
He said the officer was attacked during efforts to catch the suspects.
The injured officer is currently receiving treatment at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Male’, but sources say his condition is not serious.
According to the media officer, the speedboat and the four people on it have now been taken into police custody.
This incident comes at a time the capital has been hit by a sudden surge in violent crime. Over the past few days two people were killed in attacks. However, no suspects have been arrested in connection with the incidents, making the public to express anger and worry.