FEBRUARY 27 2012 17:45h
Arrest made in 'Amazing Race' producer's Uganda death
Moses Kalanzi was arrested Friday and remained in custody at the Central Police Station, the Daily Monitor of Kampala said Monday.
"There was constant communication between the special hire driver and Rice on phone about the purchase of the drugs. So we want to know the source of the drugs and how it is trafficked into the country. He has recorded a statement and investigations are ongoing," a police source told the newspaper.
Rice, who owned his own production company and occasionally worked for American TV's "The Amazing Race," was found dead this month in a Kampala hotel room.
His assistant, Kathryne Fuller, was discovered unconscious with him and remained hospitalized.
Initial media reports suggested Rice and Fuller were poisoned by local thugs after they refused to give into their unspecified demands, but police have said there is no evidence of that and they believe the filmmakers suffered overdoses on cocaine, with Rice dying of asphyxiation as a result.
KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Police arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly helping U.S. TV producer Jeff Rice buy the drugs that killed him in Kampala, Uganda, officials said.