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Interpol seizes fake sachet spirits, cosmetics worth Shs500m

By Francis Otucu

The Directorate of Interpol and International Relations has driven to Nakasongola for destruction, 4 tons of fake liters of sachets spirits and 250 cartons of counterfeit cosmetics products worth half a billion shillings.

The counterfeits were seized in a 5-day operation dubbed FAGIA in and around Kampala.

This news site understands that these products were imported from West Africa between April and May 2019.

The Ag. Director Interpol and International Relations SCP Oyo-Nyeko Benson confirmed this development during a press conference Tuesday morning at Interpol offices in Kololo.

“The operation was conducted within a period of five days and during the five days, we managed to seize quite a number of items,“ he said Oyo-Nyeko.

He noted that the items were taken for testing and that upon tests, they were substandard.

Oyo-Nyeko warned that the operation in conjunction with URA, URSB and UNBS among others is just the beginning.

“This is just but the beginning. We are going to continue with the crackdown to make sure that the population is protected against these substandard items,” he said.

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