The search for a suspect who jumped into the ocean from a ferry traveling to GA. Kan'duhulhudhoo to evade the police is underway.
According to police media, the suspect jumped into the ocean upon discovering that police were preparing to investigate him for transporting drugs to Kan'duhulhudhoo.
Police stated that he is believed to have jumped near the reef of GA. Maavaarulu and swam to the island's shore.
Three of the suspect's accomplices tried to reach him in a small vessel which capsized and left them stranded at sea.
Police stated that one of the men stranded at sea were rescued by a boat from Kan'duhulhudhoo while another swam to the shore of Maavaarulu. The third man who was stranded has also been found.
Islanders confirmed all of the involved to be accomplices.