The Directorate of Crime Intelligence has confiscated several factory made catapults during its intelligence operations, that could have been imported by negative elements as tools of violence.
The catapults are capable of firing metallic projectiles or bearings, thus posing serious danger to the safety and security of Ugandans, including security.
“We believe there are more of such prohibited items that could be out there, and we call upon those who have them to surrender them to police immediately, before we reach out to them,” said police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga.
“We urge members of the public to remain vigilant and cooperate with the police, by volunteering any information surrounding such disruptive behaviour by negative elements.”
As the joint security agencies, Enanga said they shall take all resolute measures to counter all forms of violence aimed at destabilising the prevailing peace in our country.
“In our previous counter terror operations, we have seized pangas, bows and arrows, iron bars, knives, locally made tyre cutters, and large quantities of materials used in making petrol bombs.”