January 10, 2023 (KHARTOUM) – The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) thwarted an attempt to smuggle Sudanese military uniforms into the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR).
Sudan recently announced the closure of the CAR border and the deployment of troops along the southwestern strip after discovering the recruitment of mercenaries from the Darfur region and Chad to carry out military action against the government in Bangui.
According to a statement issued on Monday, an RSF border monitoring force foiled an attempt to smuggle large quantities of Sudanese military uniforms through Um Dafouq area on the border with the CAR.
She said that the operation was carried out after the availability of accurate information to the intelligence of the Rapid Support Forces, and after follow-up and monitoring, a tight ambush was set up that resulted in the seizure of quantities of military uniforms and the arrest of smugglers.
The RSF ambushed the smugglers and seized the military uniform after receiving intelligence about the operation, further said the statement.
The commander of the mobile border protection force, Brigadier General Absher Gibril Balail, stressed the continuation of efforts to maintain security and reduce all types of smuggling on the border.
“The smuggling of Sudanese military uniforms to form a new military force acting on the border with Central Africa is a threat to national security,” stressed Balail.
In 2015, the Sudanese defence ministry established SUR factory for military clothing with Turkish and Qatari partners.
SUR has contracts with several neighbouring countries.