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Money Forgers Puzzle Army

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st March 2001 03:00 AM

THE Army and the Police are investigating a link between money forgers, opposition groups and rebel activities, the army spokesman, Lt. Col. Phinehas Katirima, said yesterday.

THE Army and the Police are investigating a link between money forgers, opposition groups and rebel activities, the army spokesman, Lt. Col. Phinehas Katirima, said yesterday.

By Joyce Namutebi THE Army and the Police are investigating a link between money forgers, opposition groups and rebel activities, the army spokesman, Lt. Col. Phinehas Katirima, said yesterday. A suspect, Jimmy Kasule, a businessman and resident of Makindye, Luwafu zone, was recently arrested in a joint operation by the two security organisations. Katirima told a press conference at the CID headquarters in Kampala that Kasule owned the machines used to print the counterfeit money. The money included Sudanese dinars. However, Kasule, 35, denied owning the machines. He said he was a resident of Muyenga and not Makindye. He said he was arrested on February 11 on Luwum Street and had been held for one month in Mbale barracks. Katirima said Kasule's accomplices, Geoffrey Kakonge and Bagonza Amooti, were still at large. He said Kakonge's home was searched on March 16 and sh100m in fake notes was recovered. "The security forces are investigating a reported linkage of this group to opposition elements and possible use of this money in rebel activities," he said. Other items displayed included three printing machines, one cutting machine, four new tins of colour paint and two sets of magnifying lenses. Ends

Money Forgers Puzzle Army

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