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MUSEVENI: Stop smuggling goods to Rwanda

    Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has advised the people of Kabale district to refrain from smuggling goods into Rwanda and instead engage in formal business. In a statement provided by the presidential press unit, Museveni made the comment at the Katuna border as he …

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URA recovers UGX 79Bn from smuggled goods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has recovered Shillings 79 billion from contraband goods impounded on their way to the country. Julius Nkwasile Mponoka, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of enforcement at URA, says that the commodities were impounded in June 2022 under their operation dubbed “Zabike”. He explained …

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Five arrested in Lamwo for smuggling fuel from South Sudan

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Lamwo district has arrested five people for allegedly smuggling petroleum products from South Sudan into Uganda. The suspects were arrested on Wednesday in a joint operation conducted by the security personnel and enforcement officers of the Uganda Revenue Authority-URA. Lamwo Resident District Commissioner …

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EU plans sanctions against companies that help smuggle migrants

EU to blacklist any transport company involved in helping move migrants from accessing EU airspace, landing at airports, arriving at ports or crossing EU territory Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission has proposed targeted measures to hit transport companies that are said to have helped smuggle people into the …

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Security resumes fulltime deployment along Uganda-Rwanda border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heightened security deployment along the Uganda-Rwanda border to curb the increasing cases of illegal immigrants and smuggling of livestock by Rwandan nationals. On February 27, 2019, Rwanda closed its borders following an advisory by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame to his nationals against travelling …

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Ugandan shot dead in Rwanda

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 25-year-old Ugandan national has been shot dead in Rwanda. The deceased has been identified as Justus Kabagambe alias Kadogo, a resident of Rutare village in Butanda sub-county, Kabale district. Ivan Bahika, Rugaga parish LC II chairperson says that Kabagambe was shot on Wednesday at …

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UPDF imposter nabbed smuggling pens worth UGX 300 million

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA field service team has arrested a man identified as Davis Bakashabaruhanga who was allegedly found smuggling 200 high end ink pens, worth 300 million shillings. Bakashabaruhanga, who donned full military attire was reportedly driving a truck registration number UAE 050F accompanied by …

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Tanzania launches probe into smuggling of chameleons

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian wildlife authorities said on Tuesday they have launched investigations to establish how 74 protected chameleons from the East African nation were smuggled to Austria. The investigations followed reports that the protected chameleons, which are from the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, were seized in …

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