Three people have been arrested in Fort-portal for their alleged involvement in operating illegal drug shops.
Musinguzi Kennedy, the owner of Safe Care drug shop in Kicwamba trading center in Fort Portal municipality, Kemanzi Gertrude of Buhesi medical center in Buheesi sub county and Winy Dan of Rubona drug shop in Kisomoro sub county, were arrested during an operation by the National Drug Authority.
The operation led by Kenneth Kiiza, the Regional drug inspector led to the recovery of drugs worth millions of shillings.
Kiiza noted that Kabarole district has registered an increasing number in illegal drug shops most of which are operated by unqualified personnel and with no licenses.
The National drug authority has been tipped about mushrooming drug shops especially in Buheesi, Kicwamba, Hakibaale, Kisomoro and Ruteete sub-counties in Kabarole district.
Kiiza says the operation will be expanded to cover other sub-counties.
Elly Maate, the western regional police spokesperson, says the suspects will be taken to court shortly to answer charges of illegal possession and sell of medical drugs and operating without licenses.