Joint Security Agencies have recovered camouflage clothes being used by the criminal gangs for robbery.
They were recovered in operations carried out in the hotspot areas of Kyengera, Busega, Nateete, Nansana, Nabweru, Kawempe, Makindye and Mukono.
CP Enanga Fred, Police Spokesperson, said they continue to receive concerns over the sale of camouflage clothing by dealers of second-hand clothes, especially to criminal-minded persons who are now using them for criminal purposes.
“We are taking a tougher stance once persons are found wearing or dealing in camouflage clothing in public,” he said.
The operation comes at a time audio recordings have been circulating accusing “uniformed men” of staging illegal roadblocks and robbing unsuspecting Ugandans.
A few days ago, armed men shot and killed Bukwo district Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Charles Robert Ogwang.
53 arrested in Kampala
Meanwhile, due to a surge in cases of petty thefts along Nakivubo Channel, the Central Police Station conducted an intelligence-led disruptive operation in Kisekka Market and Clock Tower areas.
“The aim of the operation was to rid the areas of suspected criminal gangs that hit and rob motorists and pedestrians during rush hours,” said Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire.
A total of 53 suspects have been arrested and are currently detained at CPS pending investigations.