Operatives attached to Uganda Revenue Authority at Kamdini enforcement base have impounded contraband batteries worth 56 million shillings. The tiger head batteries from Tanzania were impounded in an operation led by Lt. Joseph Woitira at Moonlight Commodity, a leading wholesale shop in Lira town.
Paul Ojambo, the URA regional spokesperson says that they recovered 403 cartons of tiger head batteries marked Tanzania Bureau of Standards. Ojambo says that they will seek a court order to destroy the batteries since they were smuggled into the country. He says that they have stepped up their operations against smuggled goods that are believed to have flooded markets in Lango region.
Charles Okello, the proprietor of Moonlight Commodity shop says the batteries were supplied to him by Magambo Okello. He explains that he had not yet paid for the batteries because the supplier was meant to receive payment when the batteries have been sold. Lira town has become a major route of smuggled goods from Kenya, Tanzania to South Sudan Juba Capital.
Two weeks ago, URA impounded several cartons of super match cigarette from Aloi trading centre in Alebtong district.