Italian Business Man Arrested At Entebbe Airport Trafficking Illegal Drugs

BY: Eyalama In Business On
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Police has arrested one person in connection with drug trafficking at Entebbe airport.

The suspect has been identified as Maurice Henrick Martin, 48, an Italian businessman. By the time of his arrest, Herrick was on his way to Italy when he was intercepted with narcotics hidden in craft shoes he was traveling with.

The craft shoes where Maurice Henrick Martin was hiding allegedly drugs.

Security at Entebbe Airport used Ant-illegal drugs machine which detected something unusual in his travel bag, upon searching his luggage, narcotic drugs were found stacked in the craft shoes he was traveling with.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango confirmed the arrested.

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Onyango said charges of possession of narcotics have been preferred against Hendrick.

“We are going to charge Maurice with possession of narcotics and trafficking of narcotics which is punishable by a fine of shillings 10 million or life imprisonment,” he said.

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Onyango however requested that court grants a custody sentence so that drug trafficking can be ruled out of Uganda. He however warned the public against any involvement in drug trafficking.

Currently Ugandan socialite Shanix cartel is languishing in Dubai prisons since January over luggage of drugs she took to UAE.

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