Two people have been arrested in Mbale in eastern Uganda for allegedly dealing in counterfeit money.
Rashid Mudebo, a resident of Namanyonyi in Mbale city and Jacqueline Anzilim a Kenyan national from Busia were arrested on Friday around Absa bank in Mbale in an operation led by the Mbale district police commander Arafat Kato.
Kato says that they received intel that the two were planning to sell the fake currencies to banks and unsuspecting people in the area.
Kato said that the suspects were found in a Mark II vehicle, reg. number UBH 377F which they were using to execute their mission. He adds that when they searched the vehicle, police recovered $500 fake notes, master keys, handkerchiefs sprayed with chloroform and other equipment used for breaking padlocks.
They are currently held at Mbale Central police station. URN has also learnt the Crime Intelligence Department (CID) has asked Mbale police to transfer the two suspects to Kampala where they are wanted for other charges.