Malaba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Sudanese national has been arrested trying to cross into Uganda from Kenya with material that Uganda Revenue Authority believes is for making fake US dollars.
The suspect, Duach Chuol Kaylech Toang, was held after his luggage at Malaba One Stop Border Post (OSBP) was found to contain bundles of papers the size of a dollar and some liquid which when poured on the papers, turns them into one can mistake us US dollars.
URA has in the past three years installed Non Intrusive Inspection (NII) scanners at the border that have improved the search capabilities of customs officials, and slowed down smugglers.
“Non Intrusive Inspection (NII) technology is a powerful tool against smuggling that continues to put many smugglers away,” said URA in a statement Wednesday.
“Facilitation of legitimate trade and protection of society from harmful products are two of customs core mandates and as such the introduction of fake dollars into our economy is intolerable.”