The Directorate of Interpol and International Relations has intercepted and seized four tons of fake sachet waragi and 250 cartons of counterfeit cosmetics worth Shs500 million.
The Acting Director Interpol SCP Benson Oyo-Nyeko confirmed the development during a press conference on Tuesday at Interpol offices in Kololo.
“The operation was code named FAGIA auction and it mainly targeted counterfeit and substandard goods in our markets. It was conducted within a period of five days and during the five days within Kampala Metropolitan area. We managed to seize quite a number of items,“ he said.
“When we took them for testing we found them not able to meet standards.”
Oyo-Nyeko noted that the sellers willingly surrendered their items and through agreement and consent, they agreed that they be destroyed.
“This is the beginning. We are going to continue with the crackdown to make sure that the population is protected against these substandard items.”
The products imported from West Africa will be taken to Nakasongola for destruction.