In a concerted effort to quell the surge of gang violence in Addu City, Maldives, an aggressive police operation was launched in the Hithadhoo district. The operation, which kicked off on Sunday, bore fruit with the confiscation of a myriad of objects intended for use as weapons. The seized items ranged from sharp-edged weapons to menacing metal rods.
Collaborative Police Operation
This operation saw a collaborative effort between officers from Addu City's police stations, the South Police Serious Crime Cell, and Specialist Operations. Their collective endeavor was rewarded with the arrest of ten suspects, all aged between 18 and 23. The arrests are in connection with two separate gang fights that transpired on Friday night and Sunday evening, casting a dark shadow over the otherwise serene city.
Victims and Suspects
The violent incidents resulted in injuries to a 30-year-old man and a 20-year-old man. Both victims have been admitted to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Male for advanced care. The suspects, on the other hand, have been remanded in custody by Hithadhoo Magistrate Court, where they await trial. The incidents have reignited concerns about gang violence in Addu City, prompting authorities to reinforce security measures.
Investigations into both gang fights are ongoing, conducted by Addu City's police stations and the South Police Serious Crime Cell. As the city holds its breath, the police are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to restore peace and order. The recent arrest of Ibrahim Faih Nizam, a 26-year-old suspected of involvement in the murder of a young man in Male City, and charged with assault with a sharp-edged weapon in connection to serial gang fights, is a testament to their relentless efforts.