Following intense operations on the Northern Bypass with the aim of clamping down on thugs, criminals have shifted to villages near the Northern Bypass.
Joint task teams of the police and UPDF on Tuesday (01.02.2022) carried out an intelligence-led operation in areas of Gaza, which is located in Mabito.
The village is a known hiding place for suspected criminals terrorizing Nateete, Busega, and Kampala areas.
Some 90 suspects were arrested and are currently detained at Nateete Police Station.
The suspects have been engaging in crimes like phone theft during rush hours, burglary, and aggravated robbery. Many of their victims have been stabbed and assaulted before being robbed of their property.
Exhibits including knives and suspected stolen phones among others were recovered in the operation.
The suspects will be arraigned in courts of law as soon as investigations are complete.
Asp luke Owoyesigyire
Deputy PRO KMP