Police recover fully loaded machine gun from Mukono

Following a spate of robberies in Mukono District, the territorial police in conjunction with the Directorate of Crime Intelligence and Flying Squad Unit have embarked on operations to pacify the area.

The Deputy PRO, KMP, Luke Owoyesigyire has confirmed that the team recovered a motor vehicle registration number UAD 728Y, a dark grey Toyota Corolla, which was parked at Ham Mukasa-Nasuti junction.

“Upon searching the boot of the vehicle, our scene of crime officers found a sub machine gun loaded with three live ammunition that were wrapped in a yellow polythene sack,” Owoyesigyire said.

“The team also found four sharp pangas, a sharp steel knife, two pairs of scissors, two pairs of pliers and two screw drivers,” he added.

He also revealed that other equipment that is used in breaking-in were also found in the car.

“Our teams also recovered items of different types of electronics, which are suspected to be stolen, the Police spokesperson said as he exhibited the items.

According to Police, examination of the recovered items is ongoing to establish the owners and whether they were used to robberies.

Owoyesigyire said the gun has been submitted to the Force’s forensic experts to establish whether it was the one used in the robbery of the recent attack on the supermarket in Mukono, where one person was injured.

Accordingly, several suspects have been arrested and they are being processed through the systems. Police have promised that their details will be availed as soon as the investigations are done.

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