21 August 2013

Sudan: Interpol Investigates British National for Trafficking Arms to Sudan Via Uganda

Kampala — A British national is being investigated by Interpol for allegedly trafficking arms to Sudan via Uganda. David Greenhalgh, who has reported business interests in Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Macedonia and the United Kingdom, is suspected of being involved in arms trafficking.

Uganda media reported on Wednesday that Interpol Manchester had on 16 April written to their counterparts in Uganda to investigate Greenhalgh's business dealings in the country.

"A UK national is believed to be involved in the trafficking of military goods from Ukraine to Sudan via Uganda", the letter, cited by the government-owned New Vision newspaper, read in part. The director of Interpol Uganda, Hassan Kasingye, declined to comment when contacted by the Sudan Tribune.

"I did not speak to the press about the matter. I am not allowed to speak to the media", he said before hanging up.

Greenhalgh first hit the headlines in Uganda after being defrauded of $3.9 million by a prostitute-turned- lover with whom he started a joint real estate company account in a Kampala bank.

His lover, Shanita Naluyimba, popularly known as "Bad Black", was later convicted of fraud and jailed for four years. She reportedly fled to Malaysia after the Kampala court granted her bail on appeal.

According to media reports, Greenhalgh is suspected to have used Ugandan-based companies to traffic military hardware to Sudan. Ugandan authorities say none of the companies allegedly used by the British national were found to be registered in the country.

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