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Police To Destroy 4 Tones Of Sachet Waragi, Fake Cosmetics

Police Directorate of Interpol is Tuesday set to destroy tones of fake goods which were last week seized from Kampala markets.

The goods to be destroyed mostly include cosmetics, motor vehicle parts and 4 tones of sachet alcohol.

The Director of Interpol Benson Oyo Nyeko told journalists that the fake goods were impounded from down town Kampala in a two day operation which ran from 15th to 17th this month.

Beside police, the operation was carried out alongside with officials from National Beaurau of Standards (UNBS), Uganda Registration Services Beaurau and customs officials.

He also sounded a warning to all businessmen and dealers of fake goods to stop immediately saying that it will start attracting huge penalties from law enforcement bodies.

“This is just the beginning, we shall continue with the crackdown to ensure that the population is protected from such counterfeit products,” he said.

However he pointed out that most of the products come from West Africa, especially the cosmetics.

He urged the public to take note of such products and avoid them.

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Mr Nyeko revealed that they arrested some suspects with fake goods but were later released after apology and pledged never to deal in the same products again.

He immediately flagged off two trucks of the impounded goods to Nakasongola where they will be incinerated later today.

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