It's evidenced that corruption and connivances among some wildlife crime law enforcement agencies and the traffickers is the major reason why Uganda is used as a transit route for illegal wildlife products from the neighboring countries.
Connivances and corrupt practices also spill over to the trial process. This is exhibited in a situation where the court gives high custodial sentence and low fines which are not commensurate with the said custodial sentence.
This practice encourages traffickers to transit through Uganda while knowing that if arrested there is an option of a low fine.
It's not in doubt that criminal network weighs the risk versus the opportunity for success and if the risk and cost involved is low then the crime can be committed if the risk is high and the cost involved if arrested is equally high then the crime will not be committed.
NRCN also has lawyers who are duly appointed and licensed by the Director of Public Prosecutions to prosecute wildlife cases throughout the Uganda. Having specialized wildlife crime prosecutors in house has helped improve on the prosecution of wildlife crime by ensuring speedy and timely trials, development and presentation of authentic legal arguments coupled with prayers for deterrent sentences without options of fines. This approach has improved on the nature of sentences passed in the courts of law in Uganda.