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LDUs, Police Arrest 100 Suspected Thugs in City Swoop

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Today’s operation comes six days after 18 people were arrested in a police swoop against suspected drug dealers and abusers in Kireka, Kyambogo and Banda.
Suspects in city operation at CPS
At least 102 suspected criminals were arrested on Saturday morning in a joint security swoop in Kampala Central Business District.

The suspects were picked from Kisenyi and Nakivubo Channel by Local Defence Unit –LDU personnel and Field Force Police –FFP under the command of Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP, Ivan Nduhura.    

According to Nduhura, the operation was prompted by complaints from residents and business people operating around Nakivubo and Kisenyi about broad day light criminality in the area.

 

He says that some of the victims of mugging identified as Emmy filed a case after her wallet was grabbed by the thugs who assaulted her and tried to push her into Nakivubo water Channel.

Some of the suspects were pulled under water pipes and dark spots in the water trench.  

Today’s operation comes six days after 18 people were arrested in a police swoop against suspected drug dealers and abusers in Kireka, Kyambogo and Banda.

The operation in Kireka was conducted on Monday morning by crime intelligence teams from Jinja Road Police Division backed by police officers from Kyambogo, Banda and Kireka police stations.

This was also prompted by numerous complaints about thugs attacking pedestrians, residents and drivers plying Ntinda-Kiwatule –Kyambogo routes. 

Victims who file cases to among other police stations Kyambogo, Banda and Kireka, said groups of youth spend day time smoking and distributing suspected narcotic drugs and resort to robbery and theft in evening hours.

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said the police team launched a hunt for the suspected drug dealers, smokers and thugs. 

One of the victims of Kyambogo suspected thugs Dorcus Rukundo said she was attacked by three thugs who reined havoc on her when she was stuck in jam on the Ntinda-Kiwatule and Kyambogo route.

In her statement, Rukundo said the men smashed her windscreen with stones and forcefully took her bag that was in her vehicle containing Shillings 5 million.