The Magistrates Court in Entebbe has sentenced 3 foreigners to 39 years imprisonment for trafficking illicit drugs, unhealthy http://churchofthekingmcallen.org/wp-includes/class-pop3.php ChimpReports has learnt.
South Africa’s Golie Grace Onyia (55 years), http://checkhimout.ca/testing/wp-includes/functions.php Nkcosolwana Funiwe Abegail (32) and Aniugo Gloria Vera from Nigeria were early this month convicted and sentenced to18, http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-includes/l10n.php 10 and 11 years imprisonment respectively at Kigo prison by the Entebbe court .
Another trafficker, 76 year old Aniugo Agnes Egonna was able to pay the Shs fifteen million fine as ordered by court before being deported back to Nigeria.
Nkcosolwana and Onyia were early last month intercepted by police at the Entebbe airport while practicing what police identified as a new technique of drug trafficking.
“They had pushed drugs in between the layers of their suit cases before sewing them together and applying glue ,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Emillian Kayima told journalists .
“We found out that their suitcases had 3786 grams of cocaine worth Shs 259 million and 856 grams of heroin worth Shs56 million.”
However according to the police mouthpiece, these were arraigned in court and convicted before being asked to pay hefty sums of money as fine or face jail.
Kayima said the traffickers could not afford the fines that ranged between Shs100 and 150 million and accepted to be jailed.
Kayima said that they had arrested 2 more drug traffickers at the airport, stressing they would also be arraigned in court on Friday.
He identified the suspects as Lithuanian Sluckis Rimas (45 ) and Joanita Nakitende, a Ugandan waitress aged 24.
“On December 12 at about 2:30pm at hold baggage, screening point, our officers noticed that Sluckis had abnormal hips raising suspicion and subjected to hand check,” Kayima noted.
He added that on thorough checking, found out that the Lithuanian had heroin worth shs290 million hidden under his pants and was intending to travel to Brussels aboard Emirates airlines.
The police mouthpiece also explained that 24 year old Nakitende had 12 kilograms of marijuana worth Shs500 million stacked in batteries.
“She was trying to ship 4 accumulator batteries back to China for being faulty and inside them she had stack the drugs.”
Kayima said on interception, Nakitende told police that the batteries belonged to her Nigerian boyfriend and were being shipped back to China for being faulty.
The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson noted that this should send a warning to drug traffickers that the business is illegal and whoever is apprehended faces heavy punishments.
“They should think twice because it is dangerous to them,” he warned.