The immigration officers at Entebbe International Airport detained Hassan Ali Hassan Peter, an Eritrean national, while he was in possession of 80 Eritrean passports.
According to Simon Peter Mundey, the Internal Affairs spokesperson, the suspect was arrested in possession of 80 passports and over 10 national identity cards belonging to Ugandans.
“Ali Hassan was in possession of 80 passports, which belonged to Eritrean nationals, and also possessed over 10 national identity cards that belonging to Ugandans,” he said.
Hassan claimed that he was returning the passport to its owners while being questioned by an immigration officers.
He is also suspected of being involved in criminal activities like human trafficking.
Hassan has been charged with possessing documents that do not belong to him.
More details to follow.