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Chinese National Arrested Over Sale of Replica Military Gear In Nansana

Chinese national held over sale of military equipment

Chinese national, JIN YUNGUNG, aged 33, residing in Ganda, Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District was on the 3rd of May 2024, arrested and detained for the sale of replica Army gear in a retail shop.

Based on the Police statement, the Chinese national was traced and found operating a shop that was involved in the unauthorized sale of government property, specifically army uniforms, shoes, and gloves. His shop located at Kasaga Shop No.14.

In the process of his arrest, significant quantities of military equipment were seized including uniforms replica to those of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) and Special Forces Command (SFC).

On carrying out thorough investigations, it was further discovered that Mr. Jin Yungung dealt with an individual only identified as Frank, reportedly affiliated with the Special Forces Command (SFC) provided both the business idea and financing.

The Chinese national admitted that some of the security gears were sourced from Somalia through Frank, who transported them to Nansana for distribution. He is detained at Kawempe Police Station as further investigations into the matter continue to take shape.

Mr. YUNGUNG entered Uganda as a tourist, renewing his visa periodically by traveling to neighboring countries.

“Arrest of Chinese National for Illegal Sale of Army Equipment
The territorial Police at Kampala Metropolitan North carried out a coordinated intelligence-led operation on the 3rd of May 2024, that resulted in the apprehension of a Chinese national, JIN YUNGUNG, aged 33, residing in Ganda, Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District.
Mr. YUNGUNG was found operating a shop involved in the illegal sale of government property, specifically army uniforms, shoes, and gloves. His shop, located at Kasaga Shop No.14, was targeted following intelligence reports.
During the operation, significant quantities of military equipment were seized from Mr. YUNGUNG’s premises, including uniforms resembling those of the UPDF and SFC.
Investigations revealed Mr. YUNGUNG’s collaboration with an individual known only as Frank, purportedly affiliated with the Special Forces Command (SFC), who provided both the business idea and financing. Mr. YUNGUNG admitted that some uniforms were sourced from Somalia through Frank, who transported them to Nansana for distribution.
Furthermore, it was discovered that Mr. YUNGUNG entered Uganda as a tourist, renewing his visa periodically by traveling to neighboring countries.
Mr. YUNGUNG is currently detained at Kawempe Police Station pending further interrogation, along with efforts to locate and question Frank.
Updates on this case will be provided as the investigation progresses.
ASP Luke Owoyesigyire Deputy Public Relations Officer for Kampala Metropolitan Police”
Mr. Jin went against the UPDF act which subjects anyone found with military gear unlawfully to a penalty of seven years in prison in section 164 of the act.

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