A clique of very powerful Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) officials are massively involved in smuggling of gold from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
A major investigation carried out by this website reveals that the crime syndicate smuggling the lucrative mineral has its agents strategically placed in customs and enforcement units.
Because of the sensitivity of this matter, many of the sources this website talked to wished to be unnamed for fear of risking their life.
“Gold business is very profitable and you can get killed by those involved,” said a source.
TrumpetNews reliably learnt that URA is already undertaking a process of signing a Memorandum of Association (MOU) with an organization identified as Gold Association with intent to bypass an act of Parliament which makes pronouncement on the tax policy that levies 5% on every kilo of gold that leaves the country.
The investigation conducted indicates that the Gold Association administration wants to monopolise the business by charging every gold dealer in the country a subscription fee (in billions) so as to scare away potential legal dealers. And then the faction can run the show.
The details of this Gold Association and its illicit motives will be published at a later time.
Arrest of URA enforcement officer for Pakwach
URA security moved swiftly last week and picked Stephen Stephen from his work place in Pakwach and was hurriedly brought to Kampala. He has been working as enforcement officer for Pakwach.
Busisa is currently detained at Jinja Road Police Station along with other four 4 URA staff.
They were charged with theft and failure to follow customs procedure.
TrumpetNews understands that Mr Busisa has been stationed at Pakwach URA unit for a long time and has done a tremendous job in intercepting smugglers and poachers.
The Pakwach URA office deals with quite many people since it acts as gateway to West Nile region, South Sudan and DRC.
The Story of Busisa and why he is maliciously detained
On March 12, 2022 Busisa and his enforcement team at Pakwach arrested a one Ezet Sam Ayikobwa after he was found with 5129.31 grams of raw gold.
It is understood he was smuggling it from DRC.
Busisa would later on 13th March hand over the seized mineral and the culprit to Intelligence Office at the head offices in Nakawa, Kampala.
However, it emerged that Ayikobwa was not the owner of the merchandise.
The owner has been identified as Dhetl Himatbi, an Indian national.
On 14th March after immense lobbying, the head of enforcement unit at URA tower Julius Nkwasire released the goods to the Indian was the event was witnessed by D/AP Charles Chuma who escorted the gold to the refinery.
This website obtained the letter and pictures of the handover.
A source told this website that the Indian paid handsomely to the URA office to release the gold.
It is against that backdrop that many have since been questioning the of arresting Busisa who intercepted the gold and went ahead to send it to the headquarters but has instead been thrown into jail as the real culprits continue enjoying tea and sausages at URA canteen.
A separate source said that Busisa who has executed his job with diligence has for long been perceived as an obstacle.
“He has intercepted a lot from smugglers of gold, cigarette and wild animals’ body parts by poachers.
“Those feeling affected by his work have tried over time and again to replace him,” a source said.
No official at URA was willing to comment on the matter when reached.
More shocking details will be published…