The anti-narcotic unit under the Aviation Police is holding one Jhinkole Rai alias Ruben a Dutch national for unlawfully possession of narcotic drugs. He was intercepted on Wednesday at about 1:00 pm while at the departures hold baggage screening machine.
He was destined to travel to Italy aboard Emirates and was intercepted with two suitcases containing altogether 59 packages each labeled “chococino special ” and “richer chocolate taste” . The packages had a cream powdered substance suspected to be nacortics to it suspected heroin concealed in them . The total gross weight for the packages was weighed and established as 63.9 kgs .
Ruben is currently detained at aviation police custody in Entebbe and the exhibits pending forensic analysis at the Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) , after analysis his file will be taken for advise to the Resident State Attorney and later arraigned before courts of law.
Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire said they are expanding their investigation into the matter to establish whether it is an organised gang , network or that of an individual working alone.
Tinka Zarugaba, the commander of the Anti-narcotics unit of Uganda Police, says a kilogram of heroin on black market costs about $15000 (Shs 56m).
In total, 64kg of heroin are valued at Shs3.5 billion.