In a joint operation, the police and national army have arrested 12 Rwandan and five Burundian nationals over illegal entry into Uganda.
The 17 illegal immigrants did not have proper identification documents, according to Greater Bushenyi regional police spokesperson, Martial Tumusiime.
Tumusiime told Daily Monitor the suspects were hiding in Buhweju District and that some disguised as miners.
They are all detained at Bushenyi Central Police Station (CPS).
They will be taken to court and handed to the immigration office and then taken back to their respective countries.