Police in Karenga district have arrested a passenger with a bag containing over 145 bullets.
Lucky Daniel Lokong was arrested on Wednesday at Kapedo checkpoint aboard Robolyn Bus that was coming from Kitgum heading to Kaabong district.
When security personnel searched the bus, they found Lokong with a bag containing the bullets. Michael Longole, Mt Moroto regional police spokesperson says that the suspect is believed to have moved with the ammunition from Karenga district to Lolelia sub-county for sale.
He noted that security forces have been struggling to contain the influx of illegal firearms into the region due to the porous borderlines between Kenya and South Sudan. Longole observed that it is the second time security personnel at Kapedo checkpoint are intercepting ammunition.
He said that in September 2022, they arrested two men who had hidden a gun inside a bag of maize. Longole revealed that they have strengthened vigilance at every security checkpoint to fight arms trafficking and other related transportation of illegal properties.
In 2022, the local leaders in the region tasked the government to investigate the supply of ammunition and security uniforms to the Karimojong cattle rustlers.
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