By our reporter
KAMPALA: Police have issued a warning to the public especially dealers of second-hand clothes against sale and wearing of camouflage clothing.
Camouflage clothing is made of fabric usually having patterns of mottled brown or green and brown colours, considered to be strictly for military or enforcement officers.
The warning, according to the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, follows increasing concerns over criminal gangs who use the clothing to carry out robberies and other criminal acts.
Enanga says, the camouflage clothes are usually sold by second-hand clothes dealers.
“As the joint security agencies, we 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,” Enanga said.
Enanga noted that joint security agencies have embarked on operations targeting criminal gangs in possession of camouflage clothes.
He revealed that so far, operations have been carried out in the hotspot areas of Kyengera, Busega, Nateete, Nansana, Nabweru, Kawempe, Makindye and Mukono.
“We have recovered camouflage clothes being used by the criminal gangs for robbery,” Enanga said.
The mouthpiece warned that police will take a tougher stance once persons are found wearing or dealing in camouflage clothings in public.