146 arrested in campaign against Criminals ahead of the Christmas Festive Season

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KAMPALA, Uganda

At least 146 people have been arrested in a campaign against Criminals ahead of the Christmas Festive Season around Kampala on suspicion of involvement in crimes such as robbery, counterfeits and drug abuse and distribution, mugging of people, pick pocketing on streets and in traffic jam, and vehicle vandalism.

The operation spearheaded by Kampala Metropolitan Police and its Commander Moses Kabugo Kafeero has also released 38 of the arrested suspects following a screening exercise by the local leaders.

Where as the previous clean up exercise was focused on major criminal black spots in areas of Market Street, Platinum House, Allen Road, Nakivubo Channel, Kinyamwandu, Nabugabo, today’s 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.

According to the Commander CP. Kafeero, 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.