Maldives fishermen in drugs haul
from the BBC News
The lobster catchers found 1,697 plastic bags packed with cannabis in a lagoon, Haveeru news agency reported.
The drugs on the ocean floor weighed in at over 1.6 tons in total.
Police are investigating the incident. Drug smuggling in the island paradise is punishable by death, although no-one has ever been executed for the crime.
According to the Haveeru Daily newspaper the scale of the drugs haul has caused tension among local people who are insisting that police must destroy it in a transparent manner.