Police officers at Entebbe airport in Uganda arrested a man suspected to have swallowed at least 27 male condoms stuffed with liquid narcotic drugs, Ugandanpicks reports.
One of the condoms which Camara vomited at the airport. Photo: Ugandanpicks
Guinean national, Alpha Camara, was intercepted at around 8:45am
(+3GMT) upon his arrival at the airport. “We subjected him to a vomiting
routine check, and he brought out one condom,” Mr Tinka Zarugaba, the
Entebbe crime investigations boss, said.
He noted that the
suspect was weak, probably as a result of the condoms stuffed in his
stomach and he was taken to Entebbe Hospital to consult medical
personnel on how to induce him and remove the remaining condoms from his
Mr Zarugaba said as soon as all the substances are
released from his body, the suspect would be charged with being in
possession of narcotics. He added that the suspect pleaded for mercy,
saying it was his first time to carry drugs into the country. His flight
records showed that he had left Panama to Uganda, and that the police
were investigating him for possible connections to individuals in
The police have for long decried the old law on
narcotics under the National Drug Policy Act, where all cases of drug
trafficking are categorised under being in possession of drugs. The
charges attract a maximum punishment of a fine not exceeding Sh1
million, imprisonment for not more than four months or caution, all of
which police find light.
The police want Parliament to expedite
the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotrophics Control Bill 2007 that attracts a
maximum punishment of imprisonment for not more than five years or a
fine not less than $386 as a way of curbing drug trafficking in Uganda.