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Yesho Cheptoyek Collin, the in-charge Katuna-Mirama Hill, described the situation as a cat-and-mouse game between the smuggler and the enforcement team as the latter tried to flee.

URA Recovers Shs9 Million from Textile Smuggler in Mirama

posted onFebruary 27, 2024
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Uganda Revenue Authority recovered over Shs9 million from uncustomed goods that were intercepted in Kabale District recently. The recovered amount includes taxes, penalties, and a fine for the means of conveyance.

On Valentine’s night, the URA enforcement in Kabale intercepted a motor vehicle registration number UAE 217V which was suspected to be carrying contraband.

Yesho Cheptoyek Collin, the in-charge Katuna-Mirama Hill, described the situation as a cat-and-mouse game between the smuggler and the enforcement team as the latter tried to flee.

“En route to the Katuna border, we encountered the target and made a U-turn, finding ourselves back in Kabale town. The smuggler took us through three turns at the roundabout but a few more kilometers into the outskirts of Kabale town; he jumped out of his car and scattered,” he narrated.

Upon inspection, the car was found to be carrying assorted items worth USD 2116 in Cost, Insurance, and Freight.

These were seized and released only when the offender paid all taxes, fines, and penalties.

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