Masaka police has netted 80 suspects in an overnight operation to crack down on suspected criminals.
The suspects were picked up from Nyendo town ship, in the suburbs of Masaka municipality on Tuesday night.
Henry Kavuma, the Masaka District Police Commander said that the operation was prompted by the community outcry on the escalation of criminal activities in Nyendo town ship.
Kavuma disclosed that they also received information indicating that Nyendo Township is the major hide out of criminal gangs, which terrorize the entire district and its neighborhood.
He added that some of the suspects have been on the police wanted list for over two years for their alleged involvement in capital offenses.