By Immaculate Wanyenze
The lure of easy money often pushes smugglers to engage in risky vices so as to dodge tax. They use porous routes through different border points till they find their way to Kampala. However, with the recently launched country-wide campaign dubbed Operation Fire-Up, all people engaged in illicit activities will be penalized.
Recently, the enforcement teams in Busia and Busitema closed off a consolidation center at Nabuwambo, Busia for being in possession of contraband items. The items were rice and garments. An intelligence network was deployed to monitor every move of the smugglers at their premises. These were got loading a truck and upon verification, 26 packages of assorted garments and 100bags of 25kgs of basmati rice branded Aisha.