UWA Arrests Yemen National With Rhino Horns

UWA Arrests Yemen National With Rhino Horns


UWA ARRESTS YEMEN NATIONAL WITH RHINO HORNS AT ENTEBBE AIRPORT

Kampala May 29, 2022 - The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) canine unit last night arrested a Yemen national identified as Al-Maamari Maged Mutahar Ali has been arrested at Entebbe International Airport with 26 pieces of Rhino horns weighing 15 kilograms.

Al-Maamari Maged Mutahar Ali was arrested at 03:10 hours during luggage check by UWA canine unit that is stationed at the airport.

The Rhino horns were concealed in food items to disguise their identity but their highly trained dogs were able to detect them.

The suspect has been handed over to aviation police and at the airport for further management of the case.

They urge the public to desist from engaging in wildlife crimes. Over the last 25 years of UWA's existence, the institution has built capacity to detect and appropriately engage those involved in wildlife crime such as wildlife trafficking among others and ensure they face the law.

UWA will continue to make Uganda a dangerous place for anyone involved in wildlife trafficking.

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Uganda Wildlife Authority

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