Mr. Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman has confirmed the recovery of government drugs from a Nansana based clinic.
According to the police deputy spokesman, while Nansana police were visiting the area, they came across a truck that was packed and had boxes containing drugs with labels such as National Medical Stores, USAID, and Government of Uganda.
On investigating the situation, residents informed the police that on Thursday, drugs had been offloaded onto other cars. This prompted the police to raid the clinic due to the fishy business they had been conducting.
Police was in position to recover government drugs which could be equivalent to approximately UGX 1 billion from the private clinic located at Gganda, Nansana municipality, Wakiso district.
Additionally, the health officials working at the clinic were arrested while the vehicle on which the drugs were loaded got impounded. Police thereafter dug into investigating the allegations that some cars had already left with drugs.
“We arrested the nurse at the clinic and also impounded the vehicle. Investigations to establish other vehicles that took other boxes of drugs is ongoing,” ASP Owoyesigyire said while speaking to media about the incident.
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Since the issues involved drugs, the police has decided to invite the Ministry of Health to help them ascertain the origin of the drugs and whom the culprits behind the illegal syndicate could be.
Deputy spokesman Mr. Owoyesigyire further informed that they would be in a position to determine the kind of offenses the suspects committed after an analysis by medical experts of the situation.