Two expatriates have been arrested for illegal dollar sale in an operation in Male'.

Maldives Immigration said via X that a special raid operation was carried out near the USD ATM in Male' last night. It said that the two detained were illegal expatriates extensively involved in foreign exchange activities in the country.

Immigration also said that they were detained for further investigation and thanked Maldives Police Services for their assistance in the operation. It published pictures and names of the two detained last night and both were Bangladeshi nationals.

Illegal expatriates arrested/deported for foreign exchange activities/Photo: Immigration

Meanwhile, Immigration revealed the identities of 6 other illegal expatriates involved in unlawful foreign exchange activities. Immigration said the 6 Bangladeshi nationals had been detained and deported on March 9 this year.