Mohamed Wasood Bisthaami (38) the Sri Lankan national who smuggled 4 kg of Brown Sugar (heroin) into the Maldives on March 2008 was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Criminal Court on Thursday. This case involved one of the biggest drug hauls ever in the Maldives.
Bisthami along with his female accomplice Sameen Ummul Faumiyya (56) flew in from Islamabad via Dubai carrying the 15 million rufiyaa cache of the contraband in five packets hidden in false bottoms fitted to their trolley bags and suitcases. Maldives Customs Service officers nabbed them at Male' International Airport in a special operation.
In the meanwhile Faumiyya (see photo above) has jumped bail and fled the country.