Police in Arua on Monday night recovered an SMG rifle number UG POL 48002035 with 9rounds of Ammunitions along Arua Vurra custom road, near the Customs with DR Congo, Vurra sub county, Arua district.
Inquiries indicate that this gun in question was one of the 3 guns stollen from Lobule Prison in Koboko district about a month ago.
According to SP Angucia Josephine, she said the two people who were carrying the gun were moving on a motorcycle towards Vurra Custom side during curfew time. Upon meeting the officers from Police and UPDF on joint night patrols, they abandoned the black bag with the gun on the road and took off in disarray.
She added that after chasing them all in vain, the officers came back to check inside the bag only to find the gun with 9rounds of ammunitions. No arrest made yet. The gun is exhibited as inquiries continue under Vurra SD Ref 02/08/09/2020.
Report made by
SP Angucia Josephine
PRO West Nile/North West Nile regions.