Ugandan Woman Arrested With 90 Heroin Pellets at Entebbe Airport

Police CIID spokesperson Charles Twiine (Photo credit: The Tower Post)

The Anti-Narcotic Police Unit at Entebbe International Airport is holding a 29-year-old woman on charges of drug trafficking from Uganda to India.

Charles Twine, the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID spokesperson has identified the suspect as Carol Birungi, who was found with 90 pellets of heroin drugs, which were reportedly concealed in her private parts over the weekend. The drugs were destined for New Delhi-India.

Her arrest followed an intelligence report that Birungi together with others still at large, had in January smuggled heroin pellets from Ethiopia to Uganda using one of the porous borders in the Eastern part of Uganda.

According to police, drug traffickers who come into Uganda go as far as marrying Ugandan girls, whom they train into the illicit trade business.

“We have had cases where Ugandan girls have been fooled by Nigerian men, who come here pretending to love them to the extent of even marrying them, and start training them to be part of the illicit trade,” said Twine. “Consequently, she starts delivering cargoes to India, Sri Lanka or Europe, but when they don’t succeed and get apprehended, you will never see the Nigerian husband again.”

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