Uganda airport fights increasing drug trafficking


A German, a Kenyan, a Nigerian and Ugandan national 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 $1million.

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 (yesterday) morning police at the airport arrested the 4th drug dealer with drugs worth over $200 000. This brings the number of people arrested in connection with drug trafficking to four since last Friday.

Last 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 last Friday. He said the suspect arrested yesterday 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 yet to appear in court today to face drug trafficking charges.