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One Held Over Drug Trafficking

The anti-narcotic unit under the Aviation police is holding one Jhinkole Rai alias Ruben a Dutch national for allegedly unlawfully possessing Narcotic drugs, he was intercepted yesterday at about 1:00 pm while at the departures hold baggage screening machine.

He was destined to travel to Italy aboard Emirates and was intercepted with two suitcases containing altogether 59 (fifty nine) packages each labeled chococino special and richer chocolate taste . The packages had a cream powdered substance suspected to be narcotics to it suspected HEROIN concealed in them . The total gross weight for the 59 packages was weighed and established as 63.9kgs .

Ruben is currently detained at aviation police custody in Entebbe and the exhibits (suspected narcotic drugs) pending forensic analysis at the Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) , after analysis his file will be taken for advise to the RSA and later arraigned before courts of law .

We are also expanding our investigation into the matter to establish whether it is an organised gang , network or that of an individual working alone , we also want to appreciate officers from Aviation police together with sister agencies for the close coordination and job well done in the fight against drugs .

Source: Uganda Police Force

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