A man has been arrested with three kilograms of ‘a powdery substance’ believed to be heroin.
Ordijhe Mike who was to travel to Italy via JKIA was detained, pending a thorough analysis of the product, DCI said via Twitter on Monday.
He was arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations detectives drawn from the Anti-Narcotics Unit based at the JKIA.
DCI has been making good moves in arresting suspects and seizing drugs at the airport.
Last month, heroin stashed in buttons of clothes were confiscated at JKIA enroute from Juba and Entebbe, to Cambodia and France respectively.
An intelligence-led operation saw the confiscation of unestablished amounts of the powdery substance before a search was conducted.
Heroin makes the brain produce feel-good dopamine but after tolerance is acquired a higher dose is needed to function.
The drug has become cheaper, purer and more easily available. Users often take it as part of a cocktail of other drugs, often at parties.