The district Police commander, Anthony Oyuuku, said the guns were confiscated because private security companies are not supposed to use such powerful weapons.
â€œAs we were carrying out our usual night patrols, we found the guards holding the guns. When we asked them where they got them from, they could not tell us,â€ he said.
Oyuuku said such guns were licensed to be used by the Police, army, Prisons and auxiliary forces like the local defence units.
He said when the Police contacted the Agri-Securiko manager, he could not explain how the guards got the weapons.
Oyuuku said investigations were ongoing.
Bushenyi Police seize guns from security guards