Police in Jinja city has netted 16 goons, mainly youth for terrorizing residents day and night by robbing, raping, and hacking unsuspecting victims.
The goons are part of a syndicate that is partitioned into 4 smaller groups where they carry out their illegal practices including team B 13, Team No Sleep, the Vacuum team, and ‘Team Sex’.
The goons who were arrested on Monday night are said to base their illicit acts at the Bugembe ward in the Northern Division, Jinja city.
The goons work by staging traps using bayonets for their unsuspecting victims between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm before robbing or hacking defiant persons.
Abbey Ngako, the regional police spokesperson says Police managed to nab the criminal gang following complaints of increased crime in several areas of Mafubira, Masese, Mpumudde, Obote Way, and Bugembe where they reside.
They were arrested after police teams combed through these areas and exhibits were recovered from their homes including housebreaking tools, Marijuana, stolen phones, sim cards, and other suspected stolen items.
Ngako further says that they have also arrested four suspects who specialized in raping women and then extorting ransom from their relatives.