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48 Suspected Criminals Arrested in Lira Night Club

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the North Kyoga Police Spokesperson

Police in Lira city on Tuesday night arrested 48 suspected criminals in a night club in an intelligence led operation to secure Lira city of wrong doers.

The suspects, who include 22 females and 26 males, were picked from Spice Club located in the City center following a tip off.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, North Kyoga Region Police spokesperson, said police also recovered from the suspects marijuana.

According to the penal code act, any person who has in his or her possession any narcotic drug commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of not less than five hundred currency points or three times the market value of the drug, or to imprisonment of not less than 10 years but not exceeding 25 five years, or both.

Subject to this Act, any person who smokes, inhales, sniffs, chews or otherwise uses any narcotic drug or recruits or promotes the use of smoking, inhaling, sniffing opium commits an offence and is liable on conviction, to a fine of not less than twenty four currency points or to imprisonment of not less than one year but not exceeding five years, or both.

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