Police To Destroy 4800 Litres Of Waragi

Police is in the process of destroying 4800 liters of crude waragi in Moroto district.

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The waragi was impounded from Kangole town council in Napak district amidst protests.

It was transferred to Moroto district on Sunday under tight police and UPDF security.

Irene Aceng, the Karamoja Police spokesperson said that the gin could not be destroyed in Napak town council for fear of reprisal.

She explained that the police had learnt of another deadly protest if the Waragi was destroyed in Napak district as a result decided to shift the gin 26 kilometers away to Moroto town.

Over 200 rioters armed with stones and sticks were protesting the order by Moroto magistrate court to destroy the local potent gin.

So far police has destroyed close to 8,000 jerrycans of illicit potent gin in Karamoja in the last three years.

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