A Somali businessman is in trouble after he was arrested by police in Moroto district who stormed his storage facility at Kosiroi in Moroto along the Uganda- Kenya border and discovered that he had been repackaging Uganda sugar in paper bags labelled Kenyan sugar.
The suspect has only been identified as Umar a Somali National.
He was arrested together with a private security guard also of Somali origin. The duo is in custody at Moroto Central Police Station pending further inquiries.
The team of officers also impounded 250 bags packaged under Kabaras Sugar Factory, a Kenyan based sugar factory. It is reported that the storage facility has been repacking sugar from Mayuge Sugar Industries Limited.
Police have opened a case of counterfeiting products and trademarks under SD ref.58/27/07/2021. According to Longole Mike the Mt. Moroto Region Police Spokesman, they have also impounded his property to help in the investigation of the case.
Meanwhile, Emmanuel Lokii, the Moroto District Production and Marketing Secretary, says they were not aware of the illicit dealings of Umar until a whistleblower informed authorities.