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Five foreign nationals arrested in Budaka for illegal entry

Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Budaka police are holding five foreign nationals for illegal entry into Uganda. Immaculate Alasom, the Bukedi North region police spokesperson identifies the suspects as Erasmas Dogso and Ziyad Abaala Duse, both Ethiopian nationals.

The others are Samuel Abraham, Even Tesgarbr, Luwam Debesay, and a 2-year-old minor, all Eritreans and residents of Kenya. Police intercepted the suspects at around 2pm on November 28th, 2021 at Nange village in Naboa town council in Budaka district aboard a white taxi Hiace van registration number UBJ 714V.

Joseph Apuwae, 54, a resident of Nabuta ward, Seeta Mukono district and his conductor identified as Ashiraf Ndugwa were in charge of the van. Alaso notes that the five entered the country with the help of two Ugandan nationals. He says that the illegal immigrants entered Uganda through the porous routes of Malaba destined for Kampala.

It’s reported that the same van has been spotted several times ferrying foreign nationals deep in the night to unknown destinations. According to police, the two Ugandans have been charged with human trafficking while the foreigners have been charged with illegal entry under CRB 00473/2021.

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