The Uganda Police Professional Standards Unit has arrested a policeman who was selling bullets and handcuffs.

Corporal Karim Bamugireko attached to the construction unit of police was arrested on Friday after a set up executed by the commandant PSU Joel Aguma. Police was acting on intelligence information that the officer and others still at large, have been selling bullets at a cost of 6,000 Shillings.

Two people pretending to be criminals approached the officer indicating that they were referred to him by a colleague.

According to police records Bamugireko had also previously sold out two handcuffs at 100,000 Shillings and was planning to sell another 35 bullets.

The police spokesperson Asan Kasingye confirmed the arrest but declined to give details.