While Rodriguez travelled from Sao Paulo in Brazil aboard Ethiopian Airline to Addis Ababa on route to Nairobi, According to Kampala Metropolitan Area police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, they received intelligence information indicating that Rodriguez later changed to Entebbe and was suspected to be carrying narcotics.
On arrival at Entebbe she was identified by our officers and the customs officials who searched her bag but found nothing in it,”Owoyesigyire said.
“She was subjected to a scan which revealed she had drugs in her stomach. She was then put under observation and passed out the 114 pellets (1660 grams) of suspected cocaine.”
After thorough questioning police indicate that, the Venezuelan them that she left Venezuela for Sao Paulo where she started working in GAVION supermarket but on June 15 she was approached by a man only identified as Antonio who promised her a better paying job.
The suspect allegedly told police that she was taken to a house located in Villa Yolanda (Sao Paulo” and forced to swallow the pellets before being escorted to the airport for a plane to Ethiopia.
“She told our officers that she was supposed to go to Alcom Hotel in Kibuli Uganda where somebody was to receive her,”Owoyesigyire added.
The 24 year old Venezuelan national is currently detained at Entebbe police station from where she will be arraigned in court.