Two Police officers arrested over Smuggling,using Police ambulance.
Western Uganda – Two police officers are currently under detention at Mpondwe police station in Kasese district for allegedly misusing a police ambulance.
Masereka Zephanus and Abigaba Samuel were carrying 16 cartons of smuggled miss carolite cream from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border in a police ambulance reg.no. UP 4908 intending to take them to Kasese before they were impounded by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) officials.
Reports indicate that the duo dropped donated blood to Bwera main Hospital as usual and later went to carry smuggled goods,as it is reported not to be the first time they have done the same.
The Rwenzori East police public relations officer ASP Vincent Twesige confirmed the reports saying the accused were impounded by Uganda Revenue Authority personnel while carrying smuggled goods.
Vincent added that regardless of the accused being police officers, if found guilty they will be brought to book.
Investigations are underway.