URA arrests smugglers, impounds dangerous cosmetics coming in from Congo

By Moses Kidandi
A joint operation of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has seized over 520 cartons of cosmetics valued at 176 Million Shillings that have been smuggled from Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.
URA Acting Assistant Commissioner Abel Kagumire says that they also arrested two suspected smugglers who are part of the group that caused URA a loss of over 135million shillings from the 300 smuggled cartons of cosmetics in the country yet they have dangerous bleaching chemicals.