Police Bust Counterfeit Racket in Kampala


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While parading the suspects at CIID Headquarters in Kibuli on Tuesday, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga revealed that the confiscated products were just a small part of the counterfeit goods on the market in Kampala which are currently on the increase especially in residential suburban areas like Nansana and Najjanankumbi.

“From January 2014, Police has been carrying out operations on counterfeiters faking reputable and certified brands of genuine manufacturers and in the due course endangering the health of the consumer and hurting the reputation of the brands due to the poor quality of the their products,” said Enanga.

He also revealed that the suspects were found in possession of documents indicating that they have been selling these fake goods in other countries like Rwanda and DR Congo.

The Police mouthpiece advised manufacturers to only use recognized suppliers for their products as well as printed catalogues with unique features to customers for easy identification of genuine and fake dealers.

Finally Enanga cautioned the public: “I appeal to consumers and retailers to only buy goods from branded vehicles and dealers authorized by manufacturers so as to avoid consuming or being found selling fake products unknowingly.”

Meanwhile, all the three suspects are in Police custody as investigations continue.


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