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Seven Arrested in Kampala for Dealing in Counterfeit Currency

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson said the suspects were arrested with fake 320,000 US dollars.
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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 in Ndeeba. 

 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 warned.

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.





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