By Mubiru Ivan
Kira Road Police is holding two men for allegedly issuing $1800 (shs6.6 million) and £1100 (shs5.4 million) counterfeit notes to a bank teller working with Opportunity Bank.
The two identified as Ali Kassuja(45) and Alfred Mugabe(33) from Mpererwe have been arrested after they allegedly tried to deposit fake notes into the bank.
An alert teller at the bank branch in Kamwokya noticed the bills felt unusual as she counted the money, confirmed they were fake after further testing and alerted his superiors who called the police.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the arrest.
“I can confirm that we’ve arrested two men who were found in possession of counterfeits and investigations are underway,” he said.
Upon questioning, one of the suspects Kassuja told police that the counterfeits were being printed from Kenya and sold to various wrong elements in the counterfeit business at a cheap cost.
The two suspects are currently detained at Kira Road Police Station vide SD REF 59/17/10/2018 and are to be arraigned before courts of law on charges of issuing counterfeit notes.