Automobiles impounded in police operation against fraud, road carnage

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 24 October 2016 saa 12:50
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Police in Gatsibo District impounded two motorcycles and a vehicle that were either found with no required documents or transporting illegal goods.

According to District Police Commander Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Jean Berchimans Dusengimana, the operation conducted on October 21 is part of the Rwanda National Police (RNP) continuous crackdown on drug traffickers, smuggling and combating road carnage.

During the operation, police recovered 16 cartons of Zebra Waragi, an illicit gin parked in banned polythene bag.

“We mounted a snap-check as part of our routine security operations and intercepted two motorcycles with plate number RD 052G and RC 314V that had no full documents including insurance and driver’s license by the riders. We also impounded a vehicle registration number BAB 498D, BMW type which had no insurance, mechanical inspection certificate and the driver had no driver’s license,” CIP Dusengimana said.

The illicit gin was being transported by one of the impounded motorcycles.

He noted that some of the fatal accidents are caused by vehicles transporting illegal goods thus driving recklessly in an attempt to beat security.

“These continuous operations are meant to keep people safe from accidents as well as fighting crimes and drug trafficking in particular. Some of the vehicles that involve in highway accidents lack the required traffic documents and drivers have no license and that means they lack knowledge on road safety standards,” he added.