Written by Carren Papai
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Track drivers on Monday parallelized transport activities at the Malaba Uganda border by blocking the road demanding a quick release of their fellow driver who was arrested on allegations that he was transporting bang.
Speaking to the press at the border, the driver Augustine Mitsinzi who was heading to Rwanda from Mombasa said the CID officers in civilian clothes man handled him along the custom yard ordering him to remove his passport, before arresting him on allegation that he had two rolls of bang.
The driver said he did not respond immediately because the officer were in civilian clothes and to him the rules governing the East African Cooperation, allows the drivers to cross the border without any restrictions.
The arrest of the driver made the other drivers on the queue to block the way for almost three hours before the Teso OCPD Elphas Korir came to intervene by setting the driver free.
The track drivers cleared the way immediately their colleague was set free to continue with his journey.
The driver rather complained that his 200 dollars was stolen by the CID officers after checking his money in the vehicle and he demanded the money returned to him.
This incident comes few weeks after the transfer of 48 police officers at the border after increased cases of corruption.
This was done after one month where five ministries toured the area to find ways to reduce the long queues along the border from the custom office.
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