At least 137 suspected criminals spent Sunday night in different police cells in Jinja following a joint security operation led by the Kiira regional police commander, Richard Okullu in Bugembe ward in Jinja City Northern division.
The operation also led to the arrest of Alex Mugabi, the LC I chairperson of Kalina zone for allegedly attempting to hide suspected criminals in his house and obstructing security personnel on duty.
The Kiira Region police spokesperson, James Mubi says that the operation was prompted by endless complaints from residents about the increasing number of criminal gangs within their community.
Mubi says that the operations focused on blackspots where suspected criminals hide after robbing valuables from their unsuspecting victims in different parts of Jinja city.
Mubi warned politicians against protecting criminal-minded individuals.