The Police Flying Squad Unit attached to West Nile Region in collaboration with intelligence agencies have intensified operations against thieves who target cargo trucks.
This follows continuous reports of highway robbers who climb on cargo trucks at night along Arua-Pakwach highway and rob goods.
“Several complaints have been registered by transporters and the business community on theft of their merchandise from trucks by unknown persons, who secretly climb from behind, when the trucks slow down on hilly areas at night,” Josephine Angucia, the regional police spokesperson told the Nile Post.
She pointed out areas of Ocoko, Enzeva, Arivu areas in Vura, Ulepi, Okollo in Madi Okollo and Alwi areas in Pakwach as the blackspot areas.
All these areas are hilly which makes trucks to slow down up to almost speed of 10km per hour which makes it easy for thieves to climb and offload goods.