A team of three journalists has been released on police bond investigating the theft and sale of government drugs.

The three journalists include Godfrey Badebye, Kassim Mohamad, and Rashid Kawesa. Their driver had also been detained.

They have been in detention since Wednesday night after police raided the house of NBS TV's investigative journalist Solomon Sserwanja arresting his wife.

Police claimed the reporters were buying classified drugs from an undercover security officer.

The government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo on Thursday said the journalists had been cooperating with the State House Health Monitoring Unit to investigate the theft and sale of Ugandan government drugs.

Local media reports the team had busted a cartel that had diverted UPDF medicine