An Iranian national whom was arrested on drug trafficking charge has passed away.
The individual is a 49 year old man named as Rahumathullah and was receiving cancer treatment according to Maldives Correctional Services. Authorities have reported that the man passed away around 23:49 last night.
Corrections noted that the individual has been receiving long term treatment for cancer and has been jailed in connection with drug trafficking. The man was to remain in custody until trail.
Rahumathullah was arrested from an Iranian boat which entered into Maldivian waters last year May. The man’s was captured around 126 miles west of Baa Atoll and drug was found on the boat. Six other crew members of the boat still remains in custody.