South Sudan arrests 13 people in connection with the Juba killing.
The National Police Service of South Sudan has detained 12 of its citizens and one foreigner in connection with the recent murders of two civilians in Juba, according to the Police Inspector General.
The suspects were also caught with guns and counterfeit currencies, according to Gen Majak Akech, the National Police Inspector General (IGP), in a press release issued on Friday.
“The Central Equatoria State Criminal Investigation Department detained 12 residents and one foreign person for killing two individuals and injuring one police officer; the accused were discovered in possession of eight AK47 rifles, one handgun, 96900 fake dollars, and 132,000 black dollars.”
“The perpetrators were apprehended after allegations of four armed robberies in the Hai Baraka, Gudele, and Hai Mauna residential districts.” The suspects are alleged to be “the most infamous criminals who rob individuals at gunpoint at night,” according to Gen Akech.
According to him, the perpetrators admitted to murdering two persons and wounding one police officer at Hai Baraka in Juba.
There are also internally displaced South Sudanese who have been violently assaulted as a result of the civil conflict. According to Amnesty International, the bloodshed in South Sudan might amount to “war crimes.” Many South Sudanese have been internally displaced as a result of the civil conflict and violent assaults.
The coalition partners in South Sudan disagree on the election strategy. “As police officials, we are calling on the public to report illegal acts to the nearest police station,” Gen. Akech continued.
The United States Department of State issued a Level 4 travel advisory for South Sudan in 2020, suggesting that tourists should avoid the country due to criminality, kidnappings, and armed conflict.
According to the Global Crime Index, despite the imposition of UN and EU arms embargoes to halt the flow of weapons into South Sudan, a number of nations from across the globe are purportedly supplying firearms to different local organizations.
Notably, in 2017, an estimated 1.3 million guns were in the hands of individuals in the nation, equating to 9.6 firearms per 100 people.
According to the index, Juba is a transit location for Brazilian heroin brought into Kenya by global drug trafficking syndicates.
According to the present index, criminal networks operate in a number of illegal marketplaces in South Sudan. They are often heavily armed and aggressive. The two well-known gangs, the Toronto Boys Gang and the Mob Gang, are well-known for their larceny and connections to corporate and political elites.
President Salva Kiir accused the police and other organized forces of being behind night thefts in Juba and other places around the nation in 2018.
Kuol Manyang, the then-Ministry of Defense and Veteran Affairs, had previously labeled organized forces personnel as weak-hearted for using their guns to terrify people.
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