11 Rwandan nationals have been arrested in Hoima for illegal entry into Uganda.
The suspects include three men in their 50s, five women and three children. They were arrested on Wednesday in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Camp where they have been living for the past month.
The illegal immigrants were reported to the police when their relationship with other refugees in Kyangwali turned sour.
John Bahemuka, Hoima's criminal investigations officer, says that the Rwandan nationals did not have any entry documents and were not registered with the authorities in Kyangwali. He says they are being held at Hoima Central Police Station pending their deportation.
According to the law, any person convicted of illegal entry is liable to a fine or six months in jail and deportation to his country of origin.
According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees there are about 19,000 refugees living in Kyangwali. The largest population of refugees in the camp are from Rwanda and Sudan.