A total of 146 people have been arrested in Kampala on suspicion of involvement in crimes around Kampala city.
The suspects have been involved in various crimes like robbery, counterfeits and drug abuse and distribution, mugging of people, pick pocketing on streets and in traffic jam, vehicle vandalism among others.
The operation in which 146 suspects were arrested and 38 released following a screening exercise by the local leaders was commanded by Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Commissioner of Police Moses Kabugo Kafeero.
Whereas the previous clean up exercise was focused on major criminal black spots in areas of Market Street, Platinum House, Allen Road, Nakivubo Channel, Kinamwandu, Nabugabo, police says this operation focused on areas of Makindye,Ndeeba, Kinyoro, Kisenyi, Katwe,Kiseeka, Kikoni, Kasubi, Kawala and Nakulabye.
“These pre-Christmas operations are systematically geared towards controlling key black spots around the city that are often used in harboring criminals and their activities.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander CP. Kafeero said that the ongoing efforts by police in Kampala sends a very clear warning message to offenders that security agencies shall not be winding down for Christmas and letting them go on their merry way.
“Throughout these remaining periods towards Christmas Season, police shall be carrying out a series of high-profile days of action aimed at disrupting criminal activities and keeping the good people of Kampala safe during the festive period,” he said.