A woman has been arrested while attempting to smuggle prohibited items into Maafushi Prison on Wednesday night.
Maldives Correctional Service (MCS) said a two Nokia phones, five sim cards, five SD memory cards, two chargers, two phone batteries, a charger with a wireless headset and two super glue tubes were found on her person when police conducted a body search on her.
The woman went to Maafushi Prison on a conjugal visit to meet her husband, and had her 11 month old baby with her during the visit, MCS said.
According to MCS, the woman is currently in police custody.
MCS strongly condemned the act stating that such actions obstruct the rehabilitation process of convicts. MCS advised the families of convicts and others not to carry out such actions, which would harm both the convicts and society at large.