Police in conjunction with officials from the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry & Fisheries have arrested shop owners and closed businesses dealing in suspected counterfeit herbicides, veterinary medicine among other agricultural products to farmers.
The operation led by Alex Twebaze an officer from the ministry targeted shops around Cooper Complex, Nakivubo Street where a number of suspected counterfeit Agro Vet Chemicals and drugs have been confiscated.
The operation led to the successfully unearthing of two stores used for mixing and packaging fake chemicals that would later be distributed to Agro Vet shops country wide.
Forged labels and packaging materials of reputable agricultural companies were being used making it hard to be distinguished by farmers.
The degenerating standard of counterfeit drugs and chemicals sold to farmers on the market has greatly lead to untold poor harvests and losses to farmers.