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20 Arrested over Immature Fish in Buliisa :: Uganda Radionetwork

20 Arrested over Immature Fish in Buliisa

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Twenty people have been arrested in Buliisa for trading in premature fish.

The suspects were arrested yesterday, when police impounded their truck at Waiga Bridge for moving late night.

Mercellino Wanitho, the Midwestern regional police commander says that the Arua bound truck was loaded with immature fish worth three tones.

Wanitho says that the suspects are being held at Bullisa Police station and will be charged in court.

In their statement to the police 15 suspects claim that they were merely traveling in the truck to Arua and have nothing to do with the immature fish.

Wanitho insists all the suspects will be charged in court to answer charges of illegal possession and transportation of immature fish contrary to the fisheries and crocodile Act.

Ibrahim Saiga, Buliisa district police commander says that they are continue with their operation against cars that move beyond midnight.

Saiga says in the wake of the terrorist attacks police got concerned over vehicles that move at such awkward hours and the items they transport.

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