Crime & Investigation

Security Bust Regional Human Trafficking Gangs


viagra sale geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>While addressing journalists at the police headquarters in Naguru on Friday, CIID Director Grace Akullo, noted that the operation code named Usalama was conducted between July 16-18 2013 and targeted several cases of crimes in those countries.

“The simultaneous operation targeted human trafficking , drug trafficking, motor vehicle theft and illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons,’’ noted Akullo.

She said police raided a brothel in Bushenyi district and rescued 6 Rwandese victims of sexual exploitation.

“The victims alleged that they were engaged in forced sex with clients and had been mistreated,’’ added Akullo.

She further noted that 37 suspects were arrested and the purpose of the trafficking included sexual slavery.

The countries of their destination included South Sudan, Kuwait, South Africa, Dubai, India, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Holland.

She also reported that 20 Congolese nationals had also been intercepted at the Lukaya road checkpoint travelling from Kisoro to Kampala without official travel documents from their country and further noted that these confessed to be travelling to different places such as Kampala, Kiboga Mubende.

“It was agreed that they be charged with illegal entry into the country,’’ added the CIID chief.

On his part, Interpol Director in Uganda, Asan Kasingye, noted that the operations could not be sustained because of lack of resources but noted that the joint operations could resume if there was a resurgence of such crimes in the region.

The operation was also joined by Uganda Revenue Authority, CMI, ISO , ESO and other Ugandan security organs.


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