Police in Nyabihu District have arrested a 27-year old man identified as Valence Ntirenganya, who was found trafficking about 7000 pellets of cannabis.
Ntirenganya was arrested on October 22 at a police checkpoint in Rugeshi cell of Mukamira sector.
Police spokesperson for the Western region, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Théobald Kanamugire, said the arrest of the suspect was based on a tip off from residents in Nyabihu, who were well versed with his illegal dealings.
“Police received information that the suspect was traveling in a public bus and they immediately set up a checkpoint, where he was arrested after they stopped the bus and checked the illegal luggage, where the rolls of cannabis were concealed,” said CIP Kanamugire
The suspect is held at Mukamira Police station as investigations proceed.
CIP Kanamugire lauded the public for the continued cooperation with Police, which he said has laid a firm ground against criminality and drug related crimes in particular.
“Rwandans have indicated zero tolerance to crimes and Police commends such community policing efforts.”
Under article 594 of the penal code, any person who, unlawfully, makes, transforms, imports, or sells narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances within the country, shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of three to five years and a fine of Rwf500, 000 to Rwf5 million.