Suspects arrested for unlicensed pistol

Two male suspects were arrested on Tuesday near Tari town for having in possession an unlicensed pistol and 6 live ammunition.

They  were  caught  by MS  11  from  Wabag at around  4.00pm along the Nanonda  Highway.

The MS 11 had been task to conduct police  road blocks  along the highway when they incepted the two suspects.

Assistant Commissioner for Police- Western Command, Martin Lakari said the  suspects  were apprehended have  all  been  detained  at Tari  police  cell  and  refused  bail.

They were formally charged on Wednesday for the alleged offence.

The unlicensed pistol is a Magnum, with Serial number: 1911A2 and is believed to be a US Army issued.

Lakari said there  have  been  a lot  of  other ammunitions  confiscated  including  Bush knives and  axes.

This is the second time police have confiscated and apprehend suspects for the similar pistols.

Further updates will be made available as the joint security forces operation progresses.

Annette Kora