78 suspected criminals arrested in Arua City

The impoundment of numberless motorcycles aims to disrupt criminal activities and ensure compliance with URA regulations.

Arua: Police in Arua City are holding 78 suspected criminals.

Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Regional Police Spokesperson, explains that the suspects were arrested following the recent intensified intelligence-led operations that resulted in significant arrests and recoveries.

She disclosed that a total of 78 suspected criminals have been arrested, while 20 numberless motorcycles and numerous rolls of marijuana were recovered.

On Friday, February 9th, 2024, during the night hours, operations were conducted in various areas of Arua city, including Awindiri, Tuwambe stretch, Kirabu area, Driver’s Corner, Sansiro, Arua public area, Bamboo village, and Concord.

Angucia said this operation resulted in the arrest of 46 suspects for various offenses, along with the impoundment of five numberless motorcycles, which have been parked at Arua CBD pending investigations.

‘’Following screening with the assistance of LCs, 10 of the arrested individuals were released with serious caution, while the remaining 36 were taken to court to face various charges.’’

On Friday, February 16, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., operations were conducted in the areas of Drivers’ Corner, Concord, Osu Bridge, Air Japan, Arua Primary, Lobida Area, Sansiro, Hospital Road, and Swalia Cell, out of which 21 people were arrested and 15 numberless motorcycles impounded.

The regional police mouthpiece said 12 were taken to court for various offenses and remanded, while 9 were released with serious caution upon screening with the help of LCs.

On Wednesday, February 21st, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m., another intelligence-led operation was conducted, resulting in the arrest of 11 suspected criminals and the recovery of numerous rolls of marijuana.

The suspects are detained at Arua Central Business Division, where their marijuana is being held as evidence. Investigations are underway, and upon completion, they will be brought before court to face the charges against them.

The impoundment of numberless motorcycles aims to disrupt criminal activities and ensure compliance with URA regulations.

Angucia said that these operations will continue until stability is restored in Arua City. She urged the public to cooperate with law enforcement by sharing timely information to eliminate criminal elements from our community.

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