Police say a man under their custody at Gaafu Alifu Dhaandhoo Police Station escaped last night.

Police said that the suspect was arrested in relation to a drug investigation and that the suspect was taken to Dhandhoo station last night. They said that the suspect escaped from custody around 12:57 after midnight and that efforts are underway to locate the suspect.

While the Police have not divulged any further details about this case, a similar case resurfaced earlier this month in Raa Atoll Rasdhoo when a man detained at the police station on the island also escaped his cell.

The suspect was found near a lagoon off Rasdhoo.

The Police had faced a lot of criticism over the suspect's escape and at that time, the police had asked people not to spread unverified misinformation on social media platforms to create panic among the publlic