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Pickpockets at the Entebbe International Airport… Zari tells all

Ugandan socialite Zari has expressed her disgust at an attempt by security staff at Entebbe Airport to steal her money.


Zari who was travelling back to South Africa after celebrating Eid with friends and family almost fell victim of a pickpocket.
A female security staff tried to steal $1200 from her purse, but Zari was too good to fall victim.

Officials at the airport are said to be carrying investigations about the presence of unprofessional people with in the airport security.

Zari had the following to say:

I need to fill you in on this little incident that happened to me this morning so next time you take extra caution:

As you arrive at Entebbe airport there is a security checkpoint. Well, I was asked to come out of the car and have my handbag ‘searched’ which is the norm. The security lady at the desk fidgeted inside my handbag and removed my jewelry and make up kit.

She tried to distract me by asking me to open the kit while she folded $1200 from my inside zip pocket of the handbag.

She folded the money and tried to push it inside her jacket sleeve around the wrist. I suspected what she was about to do the minute she tried distracting me by opening my make up kit. As a confrontation began, the guy officer next to us asked me not to cause a scene which of course to me it was like asking me to ‘get loud ‘ yep that’s what I did.

Let me get this straight. You are ‘searching’ for weapons, but end up pick pocketing me and ask me not to cause a scene? Sorry I am not dumb, am too fast and& smart for that crap. Mr Mugabi, Sir your intervention in this matter is needed. Your men should ‘search’ for weapons not pick pocket us unless this is part of their ‘job description’. To all travellers take note & be cautious, Lord knows what else can be taken or inserted in our bags.

I work hard for ma money and am not about to be robbed by people supposed to be protecting me. This will enlighten others on being cautious.

I just don’t get why of all places this happened at a ‘SECURITY CHECK POINT’? Where exactly are we supposed to feel safe? How many people have been robbed and no one raised a concern or only realized after reaching their destination? Why would the officer ask me not to cause a scene… Mr Mugabi there is a syndicate here please investigate. Otherwise the other officer would have intervened.

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