Maldives Customs Service has seized a shipment of drugs smuggled into Maldives through a courier service.
Maldives Customs Service said that the parcel which contained the drugs came under scrutiny during an inspection of parcels which came into Maldives via courier.
The parcel in question was inspected on May 18.
The agency said that further inspection of the parcel showed it contained a suspicious substance, which tested positive for cannabis.
The drugs found in the parcel weighed 0.537 kilos.
Maldives Customs Service said the drugs were handed over to Maldives Police Service.
Maldives Customs Service has seized 6.374 kilos of drugs smuggled into Maldives via courier, and 17 kilos of drugs smuggled into Maldives hidden inside an air cargo shipment so far this year.