Police in Lira are holding five people who were found with a box full of counterfeit dollar bills.
David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Regional police spokesperson, said police acted upon a tip off by a crime preventer when they rounded the suspects on Friday at Silver Peak Hotel, Opposite Don Petrol Station in Lira Municipality.
In the box, there were several bundles of counterfeit US dollar notes.
He identified the suspects as Samtino Dramani, Santi Odama, James Obalim, William Adonga and Denis Oteka. They are being held at Lira central police station as police detectives carryout more investigations.
Mudong appealed to the public to be vigilant about the people dealing in the fake notes as it has become a very rampant business across the country.