About 200 arrested in Jinja police-UPDF swoop

198 arrested in Jinja police, UPDF swoop

A joint Police and UPDF operation in Jinja North Division has led to the arrest of at least 198 people over a varying number of offenses.
Mr James Mubi, Kiira Region Police Spox said the operation was conducted on Sunday in Bugembe, Nakanyonyi, Katende, Wanyama, Budhumbuli East and West, and Walukuba.

"Those arrested will face charges ranging from aggravated robbery, possession of opium and obstruction because as we are conducted these operations, we were being fought which is a serious offense," Mr Mubi elaborated. 
He added that after screening the suspects, 61 were cautioned while 137 will be arraigned before Court.(DM)

"When you look at Bugembe, there are slum dwellers with makeshifts in which more than five people sleep, and the criminal rate is high," he further explained.

In a related Operation, Police in Kiira Region on Monday carried out an operation against motorists and cyclists who don't follow traffic guidelines, these include those without valid driving/riding permits, helmets, reflector jackets, and those carrying excess passengers among others.

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