Police in Agago have destroyed over 600 bags of charcoal in Agago in an ongoing crackdown against illegal charcoal burning.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told Mega Fm in an interview that the bags of charcoal were impounded and burnt down from Rugu –rugu village, Adilang Sub –County in Agago district.
According to Okema, police also impounded two trucks loaded with charcoal and that the trucks are now parked at Patongo Police Station.
Okema adds that they also arrested five key suspects for allegedly spearheading the destruction of the environment.
In 2018, government under Section 29 (1&2) of the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act of 2003, suspended the cutting, transportation and sale of products of shea nut trees following its rapid destruction.