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URA Seizes Banned Cosmetics Disguised As Sand

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has seized banned cosmetics that were being transported as sand.

In a statement, URA says its Mpondwe enforcement team intercepted a suspicious ‘truck full of sand’ and dug deep and beyond the trickery that smugglers of banned cosmetics had conjured.

On first sight one would think the truck is full of sand

This incident occurred last Thursday after a vigilant citizen alerted the enforcement team about a vehicle Reg No. UAW 558Q’s suspicious movement, Ian Rumanyika, the Manager Public & Corporate Affairs at URA said.

“Intelligence gathered pointed to the fact that the vehicle was conveying banned contraband,” Rumanyika said, adding that at about 21.30 hours, the vehicle drove into a customs protected zone at Kinyamaseke but to the team’s disappointment, it was ostensibly carrying sand.

“The officers insisted on a physical examination and after removing a few spadefuls of sand, concealed cosmetics were revealed,” URA says, adding that in total, 30 cartons of banned cosmetics were recovered.

Rumanyika says offense management kicked off immediately.

 

 

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