KABAROLE. Police in Fort Portal have recovered three guns in an operation to wipe out criminals.
During the operation carried out on Tuesday morning in Nyakagongo Ward, East Division, three suspected thugs were arrested. They include Charles Mwesige, a resident of Kiko town council, Gerald Kamanyire, from Nyakagongo and Eric Mugisa, a resident of Harubaho East division.
Musa Tibakirana, the Kabarole District Police Commander, says that the three suspects who were in possession of the guns were found hiding in a house, where they hid stolen property.
Inside the house, police recovered three police uniforms, knives, mobile phones, stamps, machetes, bow and arrows and iron bars.
According to Tibakairana, the operation followed complaints from residents about the rampant cases of theft in the area.
The police also believe that the suspects could be behind the rampant theft of motorcycles from boda boda cyclists.
The suspects are currently detained at Fort portal police as police continues with the investigations.