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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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URA raises red flag on smuggling at Elegu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority – URA has raised a red flag against smuggling of goods in Elegu, the porous Uganda-South Sudan border. Elegu is one of Uganda’s five high volume border entry points after Mutukula (Uganda – Tanzania), Malaba and Busia (Uganda-Kenya) and Mirama Hills at …

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URA struggles to curb smuggling at porous border points in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA is struggling to stop smuggling at the porous routes of Malaba town council in Tororo and Busia districts. Residents still smuggle Kenya cement, rice, sugar, cartons of wheat flour, salt, white polythene bags, biscuits, sweat cones and PK chewing gums among …

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URA rolls out Digital Tax Stamps to combat smuggling

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has rolled out its digital tax stamps initiative geared at combating illicit trade and seal revenue leakages. Clare Musiime Bakanga, the URA head of change digital tracking solutions said many traders and businesses are being challenged by unfair competition …

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