Uganda and South Sudan form liaison to fight crime

Thursday October 6 2011

By Andrew Bagala

With increasing economic crimes between Uganda and South Sudan, the two countries have established a liaison office that will share information of suspected criminals across their borders.

The cooperation has so far led to the arrest of over a dozen suspected criminals on both sides in just one month. Police spokesperson, Judith Nabakooba said since the cooperation was established, Ugandans who have been committing crimes like currency counterfeits, bank robberies and obtaining money by false pretense in South Sudan and run back to Uganda have been arrested.

“The Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura has established a link between Rapid Response Unit and the South Sudan embassy in Uganda to fight crime and increase patrols that will protect goods in transit,” Ms Nabakooba said yesterday.
There has been spikes of economic crimes between Uganda and South Sudan businessmen, which has led to losses and violent crimes especially transit of goods.