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Entebbe Airport stops massive drug haul by Nigerians

Suspected Drug Traffickers being led by Entebbe Police
Suspected Drug Traffickers being led by Entebbe Police

Immigration Officials at Entebbe International Airport have arrested two Nigerian nationals trying to traffic a huge haul of cocaine through the airport.

Those detained are 76 year-old Agnes Anuigo and her 36 year daughter Gloria Anuigo, . They were arrested at the first check-in gate with a total of 10 kilos of cocaine valued at about Ushs2.7bn, according to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima.

The 76 year old Anuigo Agnes together with her daughter where reportedly heading to Lagos –Nigeria via Entebbe Airport.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Emillian Kayima revealed the massive haul to the media
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Emillian Kayima revealed the massive haul to the media

The two had allegedly concealed the banned stuff in four separate suitcases using knickers and pampers. They didn’t deny ownership of the luggage.

The duo will be charged with drug drug trafficking. It is not the first time Nigerians and other West African people are being caught with drugs.

Police says that weak laws in Uganda against drug traffickers is the major reason why so many people especially from West Africa use Entebbe Airport as a transit route.