Six people including a KIU lecturer accused of selling fake acaricides have been arrested in a joint operation conducted by the National Drug Authority (NDA) and Uganda Police Force in Bushenyi district.
The suspects are identified as Deo Marks Mubangizi, Cleophus Kyobutungi, Steven Bamwine, Jude Agaaba, and Asiimwe Mwesigye and Urban Agaba.
According to Abias Rwamwiri the Spokesperson of the National Drug Authority, Agaba is a lecturer from the School of Clinical Medicine at Kampala International University Ishaka in Bushenyi and owns a printer business.
Rwamwiri adds that the suspect has been using his printer to print labels he puts in the counterfeit livestock drugs like Bimectin Plus. During the targeted operation, they found Agaba in possession of several fake academic documents for animal and human medicine practitioners.
The Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson Marshal Tumusiime says that the suspects were arrested from Ishaka town and are employees of St Jude computer solutions, where they have been printing labels for drugs and academic certificates.
According to Dr. Jeanne Muhindo,the Head of Veterinary at National Drug Authority, the Authority has been receiving complaints of fake drugs being sold in Bushenyi. She says that they have repeatedly warned people against selling non-authorized drugs.