Police in Kampala on Sunday arrested a man with an AK47 assault rifle with two magazines containing 58 rounds of ammunition.
The suspect identified as Henry Drici, 25, from Laropi village in Moyo District was arrested at Namayiba Bus Terminal in an operation led by the DPC Old Kampala, ASP Nyangoma Grace, with the help of Flying Squad Unit (FSU) operatives.
Kampala Metropolitan Police says the weapon was discovered following a tip-off from lookout teams around the Bus Terminal. Drici has since been transfered to Flying Squad offices for further questioning.
“Our police team in Old Kampala has today (Sunday) morning arrested a man and recovered an AK47. Namayiba Bus Terminal Police team was able to call for back up from the Old Kampala Division and Flying squad to prevent a major catastrophe,” a statement by Kampala Metropolitan Police reads in part.