Police Hunts Down Criminal Gangs Dealing In Counterfeit Currencies Around Kampala.

The Directorate of Criminal Intelligence conducted 4 separate raids on criminal gangs dealing in counterfeit currencies at Cham Towers, Crystal Valley Hotel, Mengo and selected outskirts of Kampala.

According to Uganda police spokes person, the task team seized fake Ugandan Shillings, black dollars bills totaling $10.500, USD 200, 16 bundles of black US Paper Dollars and chemicals among several exhibits.

Four Cameroonian Nationals and 3 Ugandans were arrested during the operation.

Police adds that during the month January, the task team arrested, the 4 Cameroonian Nationals while planning to carry out an illegal business dealing in minerals from Cham Towers.

A further search was immediately conducted at their premises in Lukuli-Kibalama LCI, Makindye Division. Several exhibits were recovered, which included; 560 counterfeit notes in the denomination of 50,000 thus a face value of Ugx 28m, 105 counterfeit US dollar bills of $100 totalling USD 10,500, 7 bottles of Chemicals (6 small bottles of 60mg and 1 white bottle of 100mg).