Crime

POLICE CRACKS DOWN CRIMINAL RACKET, RECOVERS 17 VEHICLES

The police spokesperson asserts that the criminal racket would change the original plates with cloned number plates and sell the stolen cars to Kisule Juma alias Jajja Mbale.

By Ahmed Matovu

KAMPALA: The Directorate of Crime Intelligence in coordination with Crime Intelligence Mukono and the Territorial Police in Mbale, has carried out an intelligence-led operation.

According to the Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, the operation led to the arrest of two prime suspects, who form part of the criminal racket, actively involved in the theft and robbery of motor vehicles, from parking lots, streets, functions like funerals and parties, places of worship, bars and clubs.

Enanga explains that the task team started its operations on the 5.07.2022, from Nkonge in Mukono, following the robbery of motor vehicle registration number UAP 778G that led to the arrest of Nsubuga Mukwaya Hassan, from Wobulenzi.

‘’Nsubuga led the task team to the arrest of Musisi Alex alias Mark Butyampa, of Bulijjo village, Kiyunga Parish, Kyampisi sub-county in Mukono district. The suspected stolen motor vehicle was recovered from Wobulenzi with a forged number plate UAM933G, after the original number plate was removed,’’ he explained.

It was further established that the criminal gang was behind most of the vehicle thefts and robberies in Kampala, Mukono, Luwero and other parts of the country.

The police spokesperson asserts that the criminal racket would change the original plates with cloned number plates and sell the stolen cars to Kisule Juma alias Jajja Mbale.

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According to police, the operation was expanded to Mbale with the help of the two suspects and led to the recovery of 16 motor vehicles in total, that are suspected stolen, from different parts of the country.

The recovered vehicles include; Toyota Noah formerly with registration number UAP 778G, changed to UAM933G, Toyota Spacio – UAX 578M, RAV 4 – UAJ635G, Subaru UAG 242Z, Premio – UAU 911C, Premio – UAQ 742D, Noah – UAR 509K.

Other vehicles are Ipsum – UAN 794Z, Isuzu Tipper 2 ton – UBA 784U, Toyota Passo – UBG 044G, Premio – UAU 406A, Ipsum – UAP 772D, Ipsum – UAP 735B, Premio – UAT 287H, Toyota Starlet – UAN 223Y, Toyota Regius – UAN 706R, and Toyota Pickup – UAH 436J.

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