Police spokesperson Simon Kuteesa says the trio was arrested while sneaking into Uganda without any form of travel document.
“These are some of the criminal masterminds of the currency counterfeiting crime in south Sudan and the narcotic drugs trafficking syndicate across the Ugandan border,” says Kuteesa.
“The Liberians are currently detained at the Elegi Police Station pending production before Court for prosecution; but the Police appeals to any member of the public who has any information on the criminal activities of this gang to report it to the nearest Police Unit,” says Kuteesa.
A Command Post was established at Elegi on the Uganda and South Sudan border from where the Uganda Police Crime intelligence have been trailing a gang of the three Liberian transnational criminals until their arrest on Saturday.
Kuteesa says the security strategy that was established under the initiative of the Inspector General of Police when he met his Southern Sudan counterpart a month ago has delivered returns towards the operational combat of the crime of currency counterfeiting in that sister Country.
Kuteesa says the security scheme was targeted towards the suppression of several cross border crimes such as car theft, human trafficking, drug trafficking and terrorism.