Entebbe Airport Police has nabbed a Ugandan woman at the airport after she was found carrying 90 pellets of heroin in her private parts.
The woman, identified as Caroline Birungi aged 29 was caught following intelligence information that she had smuggled into the country with heroin in January from Ethiopia and entered Uganda via the porous border in Eastern Uganda.
Charles Twine, the CID spokesperson, said Birungi had concealed the pellets in one of her body parts and was arrested at Entebbe Airport as she prepared to fly out of the country to New Delhi in India where the heroin was destined.
Twine said Uganda is always used by drug traffickers and their agents as their transit country because the country’s laws against trafficking are not very stringent whereas many Ugandans especially young ladies are willing to participate in the delivery of drugs.
“Our ladies have been dupped into illicit trade by men from foreign countries who got married to them two to three years and also training them to be part of illicit trade,” said Twine.
According to the information from CID, 10 Ugandan girls are in incarceration in Sri Lanka and India, of the ten, four are serving a life sentence for having been caught with drugs.