The joint security forces in Kiira, arrested four people suspected to be behind the theft of motor vehicle number plates in the Busoga region.
According to police spokesperson for Kiira Region, James Mubi, the criminal gang has been targeting mainly the Indian business communities of Jinja city, Jinja district, Iganga, Namutumba and Tororo district – Busoga sub-region and Eastern corridor generally.
It is alleged that after stealing number plates, the gang would ask for money to be sent via mobile money on 0771491993 and 0703932528.
“We have since established that the above telephone numbers belonged to a one Hussein Kato who died sometime back,” Mubi said.
Mubi noted that through police experts, they tracked down the culprits successfully and arrested the ring leaders of the criminal gang.