186 suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested in the areas of Bunga, Kabalangala, Kansanga and Muyenga.
These were arrested during operations by immigration officers that took place on 5th October 2022.
According to Simon Mundeyi the PRO Ministry of Internal Affairs, those arrested include 116 Eritreans, 62 Somalis, 5 Ethiopians, 1 Chinese, 1 Canadian and 1 Irish.
“Majority seemed to be youths born in the 1990s. They were found without permits and some of them were working with immigration facilities meant for something else. For example, some of them were working with student pass which is in contravention of immigration laws of this country,” says Mundeyi.
While addressing the media at Police headquarters in Naguru on Monday morning, Mundeyi noted that those who are found guilty are already facing the law.
He urged all foreigners to legalize their stay in Uganda by applying for relevant immigration facilities. Mundeyi added that the operations will continue.