On Drugs and Alcohol

An interesting quote from an EU observer;

Aside from dynastic politics, the delegation were struck by “how little is done against drugs,” by Gayoom’s administration. “It makes no sense to have all [incoming] luggage screened systematically [for alcohol] when you can buy heroin in Malé in the street...this is more than ridiculous,” our source said.

Rumours of public officials profiteering from the drugs trade have long existed among Maldivians but it seems their concerns are now shared by the European Union. “One [alcohol] is heavily regulated in order to make a profit. The other is heavily deregulated – perhaps in order to make a profit as well,” our source added.


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