Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) canine unite arrested a Yemen national having 26 pieces of rhino horns that were weighing 15kg.
The Yemen suspect identified as Al-Maamari Maged Mutahar Ali was arrested on May 29th at 3.10 am on a regular luggage check by the international conservation’s canine unit which is permanently staged at Entebbe International Airport.
The Canine Unit’s highly trained dog detected the rhino horns which were concealed in food items to disguise their identity, according to the UWA statement.
The suspect was handed over to the aviation police for further management of the case.
In their statement, UWA argued the public desist from engagement in wildlife crime.
In the last 5 past weeks, this is the second high profiled wildlife trafficking case registered.
Just last month, the magistrate court sentenced a Congolese national Bob Mbaya Kabango to serve 7 years in prison. This victim was arrested in the joined army, police, and tourism police operation with 122 African grey parrots.