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Three Held In Kasese With Medical Supplies Destined for DRC

Kasese Resident District Commissioner, Lt. Joe Walusimbi confirmed the arrest but declined to reveal the identities of the suspects for fearing of jeopardizing investigations. According to Walusimbi, the trio was arrested on May 22 with an assortment of medical supplies destined for DRC.

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Three people including a teenager have been apprehended in Kasese district enroute to the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC with an assortment of medical supplies.  

Kasese Resident District Commissioner, Lt. Joe Walusimbi confirmed the arrest but declined to reveal the identities of the suspects for fearing of jeopardizing investigations. 

According to Walusimbi, the trio was arrested on May 22 with an assortment of medical supplies destined for DRC.   

He says their arrest followed a tip off from a concerned resident at Mpondwe border post in Mpondwe Lhubiriha Town Council. Preliminary investigations indicate that the suspects were heading to DRC with intentions of selling the medial supplies.   

A security officer who declined to be named so as to speak freely identified the suspects as Sharif Bazare, a resident of Maga-Maga village, a 14-year-old whose name has been withheld by URN since he is a minor and  Saluti Muhindo, a resident of Kidulo village, North Kivu Province in DRC.

According to Walusimbi, several people have been arrested trying to cross to DRC.  He says they are working around the clock to ensure that such elements are netted and apprehended.  

Lt. Johnson Tashobya, the Kasese District Internal Security Officer, says the district has recently received security threats from ADF remnants that are allegedly hiding in the jungles of

Eastern parts of Congo. 

He asks the residents to be vigilant and inform security in case of any suspicious characters in their communities. 

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