The Directorate of Interpol and International Relations intercepted and seized four tons of fake liters of sachets spirits and 250 cartons of counterfeit cosmetics products worth half a billion shillings.
The Acting Director Interpol and International Relations SCP Oyo-Nyeko Benson confirmed this development during a press conference on Tuesday at Interpol offices in Kololo.
“The operation was code named FAGIA and it mainly targeted counterfeit and substandard goods in our markets. The operation 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,“ said Oyo-Nyeko.
He added: 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 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.
The products were imported from West Africa.The products were taken to Nakasongola for destruction.