Thursday, September 23, 2010

German national held over drug trafficking

Heinrich after he was arrested
Heinrich after he was arrested
A Germany national, aged 68 years, has been arrested at Entebbe Airport with suspected narcotics wrapped in four small boxes. Peters Volker Adolf Heinrich was arrested on Monday at 7:00am moments after he attempted to check in his luggage for a British Airways flight to London.

After he failed to identify the contents of his luggage as demanded by the security personnel, he was handed over to the Aviation Police, who scanned his property and discovered boxes containing suspected cocaine.

According to the Police, Heinrich said he did not know the contents of the packages, claiming he was requested by some people to carry the “gifts” to someone in the UK.

The boxes were wrapped in two Masai blankets. The officer in charge of criminal investigations at the airport, Josephine Alupo, said Heinrich was the fifth suspected drug trafficker to be arrested at the airport this year.

In March, a South African woman was arrested with five kilogrammes of heroine. In June, another Germany national was arrested after the Police discovered cocaine concealed in two leather bags.

Last week, a Tanzanian travelling from Brazil to Dar-es-Salaam, was arrested while carrying 84 pellets of narcotics in his stomach.

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