Aviation police at Entebbe airport has arrested a 24-year-old Venezuelan national for alleged possession of narcotic drugs.
Rodriguez Fagundez Albelys Doralys, was arrested this week on Monday upon arrival at Entebbe aboard Ethiopian Airline flight no ET 507.
According to police, Doralys had initially booked to travel from Brazil to Addis Ababa through Nairobi on June 17, 2018 but suddenly changed her routing to Entebbe. Armed with intelligence information that Doralys was in possession of drugs, she was identified by Aviation police and Uganda Revenue Authority customs officials on arrival.
Her bags were searched but no drugs were found. However, after being subjected to a body scan, it was discovered that she had swallowed over 114 pellets (1660 grams) of suspected cocaine.
Upon questioning, she told police that she left Venezuela and went to Sao Paulo in Brazil and started working in Gavion supermarket. According to her, on June 15, 2018 she was approached by a man only known to her as Antonio who promised to get her a better paying job.
Antonio reportedly took her to a house located in ‘Villa Yolanda’ in Sao Paulo and forced her to swallow the pellets. According to her narrative, she was then escorted to the airport where she boarded a plane to Addis Ababa.
She was supposed to go to Alcom hotel in Kibuli, Uganda where somebody she did not know by face or name was to receive her. If successful, she was to be paid $2,000 (about Shs 7.7 million). Police has since preferred charges of unlawful possession of narcotic drugs and trafficking in narcotic drugs vide Case Reference AVPOL CRB 142/2018.