The special Investigations Unit is detaining ten suspects on allegations of vandalizing the telecom masts in various parts of the country.
Charles Twine, the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID spokesperson has identified the suspects as Martha Namukasa of 30-years, Anet Nakkazi aged 54-years, Clare Namatovu, 25-years and Owen Katerega, 36 among others.
The suspects were picked-up in a joint security operation comprised of detectives from the Special Investigations Unit of Kireka and police officers from Kampala Metropolitan Police South areas of Katwe, Busabala and Kampala Metropolitan Police North, parts of Nakulabye last evening.
Speaking to Journalists at Kireka offices, Twine said the suspects have been vandalizing telecommunication masts and adversely affecting networks and internet connections.
During the operation, vandalized assortments of generator spare parts were recovered in stores and others in different shops.
Mr. Twine on masts speaking……
Police experts have indicated that the recovered items have a value of Uganda shillings 400 million, but the reported stolen goods in various masts are worth about 2 billion shillings. END.