Uganda airport fights increasing drug trafficking

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One German national, a Kenyan, a Nigerian and one Ugandan are being held
by police in Uganda after being arrested at Entebbe international airport in possession of cocaine.

In the last five days four drug traffickers have been arrested at Uganda’s Entebbe international Airport with banned drugs worth over one million US dollars.

Police at Entebbe International Airport said Monday that they are worried
about the increasing number of drug traffickers from the region and other parts of the world using Entebbe airport as their conduit.

“Monday morning police at the airport arrested the 4th drug dealer with drugs worth over 200,000 US dollars. This brings the number of people arrested in connection with drug trafficking to four since Friday.

On Friday our police, working on a tip off from concerned Ugandans arrested three suspected foreign drug traffickers,” Rogers Kato, a security officer at the airport said.

For security reasons, Rogers Kato could not disclose the names of the suspected drug traffickers arrested on Friday who included a German
national, a Nigerian and a Kenyan.

He said the suspect arrested this Monday morning was a Ugandan aged 23.

The Entebbe Airport Police Criminal Investigation commander, Josephine
Alupo revealed that the authorities in the last two months have arrested 9 suspected drug traffickers.

According the commander those arrested are to appear in court on Tuesday to face drug trafficking charges.

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