Authorities at Entebbe International Airport are investigating an envoy of a Western Europe country in connection with the illegal possession of about 40 kilogrammes of pure gold.
Sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Eagle Online that together with three Congolese nationals, the envoy whose names have been withheld, was reportedly intercepted while trying to sneak the gold into Uganda illegally.
The sources further said some Ugandan police officers attached to the Airport are being held over the same allegations.
By press time efforts to contact police spokesperson Emilian Kayima were futile as he did not pick his phone.
It should be recalled that of recent Entebbe Airport has come under scrutiny, with claims that it is a transit point for illicit stuff including narcotic drugs, and several people have been arrested for trafficking.
This prompted President Yoweri Museveni to issue a directive to police at the Airport to tighten their grip to curb the vice.