Over 100 arrested in Kampala operation targeting criminal gangs

Over 100 arrested in Kampala operation targeting criminal gangs
Suspects after city operation at CPS.

Kampala, Uganda | URN | More than 100 suspected criminals have been arrested in an intelligence-led operation within the Kampala Central Business District (CBD).

The operation jointly conducted by the police, army, military, and intelligence agencies was carried out in areas of Kisekka Market, Burton Street, Arua Park, Old Taxi Park, and Nakivubo channel, among others, on Thursday 21, December 2023 afternoon.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said that the operation followed several complaints about an increase in petty crimes targeting travelers in the city center.

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According to Onyango, the suspects were found with ladies’ bags, jewelry, drugs, and instruments used for breaking locks, in their possession.

He adds that a number of those arrested were categorized as habitual criminals who had just been bailed from court with bond papers requiring them to report back. Onyango says that those in this category will be screened and immediately taken to court.