Three netted with ivory

Police in Mbale has arrested three People while in possession of 34.6kg of ivory worth 13.8 million shillings and counterfeit Ugandan Currency worth 500,000 shillings.

Gibogi Justine 60 years old restaurant owner from North road cell, Northern Division, Mbale District, Simiyu Hussein 45 years old a house painter from Kisenyi Village Bukhasakya sub country Mbale district and Muwombi Robert 45 years old also a house painter from Bunankaiki Village Buwungu sub county Sironko District all Ugandan Citizens were arrested by the Police flying squad with help from Natural Resource Conservation Network.

Muwombi Robert the alleged owner of the contraband says that he bought the contraband from Kotido from a one Lokeris Isaac because he heard that the business of Ivory was profitable.

Meanwhile he also alleges that a one Mulengi Peter is the one who gave him the counterfeit notes and denies being in possession of a counterfeit money-printing machine.

The suspects are currently being transferred to Kampala Central Police station where they will be further interrogated before being arraigned before court.

According to the Natural Resource Conservation Network Head of Legal and Prosecution Massa Leonard, the three will be charged in court Meanwhile the Warden Elgon region National Park Captain John Muhangi says that most of the ivory that is intercepted in the Elgon region is mostly brought in from the Kenyan boarder.