Police has said laboratory tests have confirmed that the two foreigners who were found dead in Kampala hotels died of poisoned drugs.
Afew weeks ago, two foreigners Thomas Juha Petteri Terasvouri from Finland and Axel Ssebastian Andreas from Sweden were found dead in their rooms at Sheraton and Pearl of Africa hotels respectively under unclear circumstances.
Addressing journalists at the Police headquarters in Naguru on Tuesday, AIGP Moses Byaruhanga explained that following postmortem and toxicology reports they came to a conclusion that the deceased had died of drugs.
“We can confidently say they died of intoxication,”Dr.Byaruhanga said.
According to toxicology samples carried out showed that there were drug samples in the liver,bile,kidney and blood which they highly suspect led to the deaths of the two foreigners.
“In the body of the Swedish national we found samples of cocaine, morphine and diazon among others after toxicology tests, ”
“There was a brown substance recovered from the mouth of the Finish national who died at Pearl of Africa hotel. Tests in the blood,urine and stomach found and concoction of narcotics.”
According to the officers from the government analytical laboratory, there were no physical marks on the bodies of the deceased prompting them to carry out toxicology reports.
The Inspector General of Police, Gen.Kale Kayihura however noted that the two incidents were not related but added more investigations would come out to prove this.
Drugs is a problem of Uganda and we are putting in place a special squad to deal with this crime.
“It’s a war we must embark on and make it a major campaign,”Kayihura noted.
The police said that two other foreigners died at Murchison falls national park but these were found to have died of other ailments.