Operation Usalama has yielded results – Police

By Robert Segawa

Over 27 suspects are before courts of law for allegedly vandalizing , human trafficking , wildlife and environmental crimes,stolen forged stolen documents, and possession of narcotic drugs.

Fred Yiga the director of Uganda police in charge of  Interpol while releasing  the outcomes of the recent concluded operation named  USALAMA at Interpol offices in Kololo said that  tax payers money is wasted due vandalism in areas of Mukono Katosi road and Ntugamu district where materials worth billions of shillings were destroyed by some heartless Ugandans.

Yiga added that such acts of vandalizing caused loss of lives and also denied development in the country adding that people must develop patriotic hearts.

Operation USALAMA was conducted in all EAPCO and SAPCO countries in Africa and were started in  27th September to 2nd  October 2018 and were all done on same time which is aimed on fighting crime across boarder activities.

Yiga has also said that much of environmental crimes are experienced in South Sudan where Ugandans go and cut trees, He also warned the owners of trucks that impounded in transporting Logs from South Sudan are to be answerable.

Director Yiga has also  revealed that there are  several external labour recruiting agencies that are still forging certificates of good conduct in names of  Interpol.

Its are Pre- conduction for people going abroad to work to get a certificate of good conduct strictly from interpol offices to ascertain criminal back ground of the recipient.
He said that many people have been intercepted at Entebbe while leaving Uganda because of possessing forged certificates and mainly is done by registered company with ministry of labour
He said that they have obtained a list of legitimate companies using forged certificate and thus the next step is naming and shaming these companies.