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Dutch national arrested over narcotic drugs

Jhinkole Rai, a Netherlands national (in dress) looks on as police check his luggage. (PHOTO/POLICE)

ENTEBBE –The aviation police in Entebbe have on Wednesday 12 detained a one Jhinkole Rai alias Ruben, a Dutch national who has been found in possession of narcotic drugs.

Mr. Jhinkole who was destined to travel to Italy aboard Emirates was arrested by the anti-narcotics unit on June 12 at 1:00 pm while at the departures hold baggage screening machine.

According to Police, the suspect was caught with two suitcases which contained fifty-nine packages each labelled “chococino special” and “richer chocolate taste”.

“The packages had a cream powdered substance suspected to be narcotics to it suspected HEROIN concealed in them.

“The total gross weight for the 59packages was weighed and established as 63.9kgs,” reads the statement in part.

The suspected narcotic drugs are pending forensic analysis at the Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL).

After analysis of the drugs, his file will be taken for advice to the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and later charged before courts of law.

Police have said that investigations into the matter to establish whether it is an organised gang, network or he is alone as an individual are underway.

They added that “We are also expanding our, we also want to appreciate officers from Aviation police together with sister agencies for the close coordination and job well done in the fight against drugs.”

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