Former vice president Ahmed Adeeb arrested by the Indian Police while trying to smuggle himself into the country illegally.
According to the Indian, Adeeb tried to enter the country through the Indian port of Tuticorin as a crew member of a tugboat called ‘Virgo 9’ that belonged to Singapore.
Adeeb was freed from house arrest after serving a 15 day contempt of court sentence. He currently has a travel ban issued by the Supreme Court of Maldives and passport withheld after Prosecutor General’s office filed appeals challenging the High Court rulings that freed him from multiple charges including embezzlement of money and possession of illegal weapons.
The Maldivian government has yet to confirm his arrest.