Rubavu man caught trafficking narcotics in bicycle tyres

A 23 years old man identified as Donatien Iremberabo has been arrested in Rubavu District after he was found trafficking cannabis concealed in the tyres of his sports bike.Iremberabo was caught on Monday in Nengo, Gisenyi Sector with about 500 pellets of cannabis.

Chief Inspector of police (CIP) Theobald Kanamugire, the Western region police spokesperson, said that they had received information that Iremberabo could be involved in trafficking of drugs.

“Understanding that traffickers now use different tricks to sneak drugs into the country, we stopped him at the border post with DR Congo as he crossed into Rwanda, searched him thoroughly as well as the tyres, which had lost shape, and we recovered 500 rolls in the tyres,” said CIP Kanamugire.

“There are several tricks traffickers use including in tyres, pumpkins, women carrying them at the back as a baby or guising as if they are pregnant, and wrapping them around the body; we are aware of these means because of the good partnership with the people through community policing, ” he noted.In a related development, police in Nyanza District, on the same day, arrested two women, who were found in possession of 6kgs of cannabis.

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