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Rwandan Remanded for Smuggling in Shs. 10bn Worth of Ivory

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The Anticorruption Court in Kampala has remanded a Rwandese national to Luzira prison over smuggling ivory worth 10Billion shillings.

62 year old Emile Kayumba a resident of Kacyiru in Kigali Rwanda was arrested smuggling 832 pieces of Ivory in 2013 which he was caught loading from the home of a Chinese national in Bugolobi, medical http://cjr.edu.mx/components/com_k2/templates/default/category_item_links.php Kampala district.

Kayumba is facing two counts including acquiring restricted goods which is against the East African Community Customs management Act and attempting to export animal species without a valid license contrary to the Wildlife Act.

The presiding grade one magistrate   Patricia Amoko declined to release  Kayumba on bail saying that he has a bad record when he absconded his earlier bail and fled the country to DRC only to be recently rearrested  after issuing an international arrest warrant.

Kayumba will re-appear again  in court on the 25th/August .

 

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