Ugandan police on Tuesday said it has arrested a Rwandese female drug trafficker with 1.59 kg of cocaine worth 397 million Ugandan shillings (over 110,000 U.S dollars).
Vincent Ssekate, the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID) spokesperson, told Xinhua that aviation police arrested Beatrice Isaro, a Rwandan nurse with cocaine concealed in a suitcase at Entebbe International Airport, 40 kilometers, south of the capital Kampala.
Ssekate said Isaro, traveling with a Rwandan passport was en-route to the Mali capital, Bamako.
“We have detained and charged her with smuggling narcotic drugs. She will be produced in court,” said Ssekate.
Ssekate said the police also arrested Haruna Koli, Isaro’s colleague who was following her up in connection with drug smuggling.
Isaro becomes the second female drug trafficker to be arrested trying to smuggle cocaine through Entebbe Airport within one month period.
According to local media, dozens of drug traffickers have been arrested over a period of 13 years, but they have never appeared in court.
The East African country is seen as a transit point for drugs traffickers from South America and Southeast Asia. Enditem