KAMPALA —Police in Kampala Metropolitan Area has arrested 480 people for allegedly flouting the curfew and other lockdown Presidential directives on COVID-19.
Kampala Metropolitan Area Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the suspects were arrested during joint security operation last night from various places.
“They were arrested from areas of Nakulabye, Kasubi, Namungona, Kawempe, Maganjo, Nansana, Masitowa, Lubigi, Kisasi, Kyanja, Mutungo, Banda, Kireka and Kinawataka,” Onyango said.
Onyango noted that many of the suspects were found drinking in bars, walking past curfew time, operating shops while others were found selling drugs.
The security teams recovered some exhibits including suspected narcotic drugs and alcohol of different brands.
“The suspects are currently detained at different Police Stations in Kampala Metropolitan Policing area as we investigate allegations of being in possession of suspected narcotics, disobedience of lawful orders and doing a negligent act likely to cause an infection of disease,” Onyango said.
The operation was led by the Commander of Kampala Metropolitan Police, Moses Kafeero.
The suspects files are being worked on and they will appear in various courts today or Monday next week.