Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson said the suspects were arrested with fake 320,000 US dollars.
seven suspects arrested
The Police’s Crime Intelligence Unit has arrested seven people for dealing in fake local and
international currencies in Kampala.
The unit together with Katwe Division police detectives launched a hunt for the
suspects and arrested them while circulating the counterfeits at Linca Hotel located
Patrick Onyango, the
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson said the suspects were arrested with fake 320,000 US dollars
The suspects have been identified as Muliisa Robert Ivan, a resident of
Mpererwe, Asiimwe Hillary Mark, resident of Namasuba Kikajjo, Tukwasibwe
Rosemary, resident of Kamwenge Rugonjo, Gatete Geoffrey, resident
of Kyebando Katale Zone, Tusasirwe Anitah resident of Ndejje, and Hadengho Moses a
resident of Masajja.
“They were closely monitored over a couple of months, for
defrauding victims by selling the fake US dollars at prices lower than the
prevailing exchange rates and related multiplicity scams,” said Onyango.
Onyango further explained that the exhibits will be submitted for
further forensic analysis to Bank of Uganda.
“We would like to warn all unscrupulous business persons who engage
in fake US dollars and other illicit transactions that our multi-agency task
teams are robust and will crack them down and bring them to justice. Onyango
Investigations show that the seven are part of another group who were
last year arrested for printing fake international and local currencies.
The seven suspects included four Cameroonians and three Ugandans in
various parts of Kampala.