KISORO- The Police in Kigezi region have in detention two people who were arrested from an intercepted vehicle that was illegally carrying minerals.
The duo was arrested last evening at around 8:30pm when suspected rough tin in 31bags each weighing 50kgs were impounded in Kisoro district by police under the command of Asp Basima the minerals protection zonal commander Kigezi.
They were suspected to have been moving from either Ntungamo or isingiro district. These were travelling in motor vehicle reg no UBF 218B toyota canter which was being driven by David Turyasingura 49, a resident of mutojo cell, Rwengoma parish, Ruhaama county in Ntungamo district.
Another occupant was a 22 years old David Mpamire a resident of Kyamatega cell, Katojo parish Ruhaama county in Ntungamo district.
According to Elly Maate the Kigezi region Police mouthpiece, the duo had an invalid mineral dealers licence in the names of Henry Zinkuratire Mujurizia Nkwasibwe MDL 20200053.
Maate adds that the suspects had covered the said minerals with bunches of matooke at the time of interception. The regional Police mouthpiece adds that the suspects, minerals and the motor vehicle were all escorted from Kisoro to Kigezi regional police headquarters, in Kabale for further management of the case.
Police investigations are underway vide CRB 573/2020. Maate condemns the act since it denies government a chance to collect taxes that would benefit Ugandans through service delivery.
“I want to condemn this act since it’s against the laws of the land and makes the government to lose taxes that would be used to extend services to the nationals” Maate told the press in a statement.
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