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Uganda Police arrests 8 for counterfeiting SSP, other currencies

By Staff writer


Uganda Directorate of Crime Intelligence, in collaboration with other security agencies, have arrested eight people involved in a counterfeit money operation in Kampala.

According to a press statement seen by this outlet, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Public Relations Officer for Kampala Metropolitan Police, said the operation was carried out on June 11, 2024, at the Elite Arcade on Nasser Road, shop A-08.

“The principal dealer, Mukasa Ronald, was apprehended along with his accomplices: Mugumya Geey, Brian Abaho, Joel Kagame, Ogadi Ronald, Namuwaya Shadia, Segwayi Rodgers, and Abu Mayanja,” partly read the statement.

During the operation, the law enforcement team recovered counterfeit money in various currencies, including Ugandan shillings, South Sudanese Pounds, US Dollars, Euros, Rwandan Francs, United Kingdom Pounds, and Kuwaiti Dinars.

Additionally, materials used in the production of counterfeit money, such as films, papers with images, chemicals, CPUs, monitors, digital printers, and suspected forged land titles and academic documents, were seized.

The statement noted that the suspects will be charged with dealing in counterfeits and will be subsequently arraigned in court once the investigations are concluded.

“The Police remains committed to combating counterfeit operations and ensuring the integrity of our financial system,” said ASP Owoyesigyire.

Last week, the South Sudan National Security Service also arrested three people in Yambio with counterfeiting machines and fake currencies in United States dollars and South Sudanese pounds.

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