By Sharon Angucia

West Nile police is making progress in the recovery of stolen motor vehicles in their effort to fight organised crime along the border with DR Congo and South Sudan.

According to SP Angucia Josephine, the PRO West Nile Region one of the incidences happened on 04th/03/2018 at a round 0730hrs when a motor vehicle with registration no. UBA 321T Toyota land cruiser Prado grey in color was recovered by the Regional Crime Intelligence Officer West Nile from the hands of the thieves along Arua-Vurra-DR Congo road.

The thieves had stolen it from Kampala and were heading to DR Congo. After receiving information that the vehicle had past Pakwach check point. However, upon quick action by police, it was intercepted and recovered about 5 kilometers before the planned destination DR Congo.

Theft/ robbery of Motor Vehicles from Uganda to DR Congo are rampant and the Government authorities in DR Congo seem not to support the effort made by Ugandan authorities to fight the crime.

Many of the stolen Motor Vechicles from Uganda are in Aru and other towns of DR Congo and effort to recover these Motor Vehicles from them is very difficult. This then requires the intervention of Uganda Government at a diplomatic level.

On 6th March 2018, the stolen motor vehicle was transported from Arua to Kajansi Police Station where the first report of theft was made. Meanwhile the thieves of the above Motor Vehicles who survived the bullet wounds by police in Vurra sub county took off to unknown place and are still being traced.