Motorcyclists in Gatsibo District have been called upon to actively join ongoing efforts to fighting drug trafficking.
They were also urged to distance themselves and report members, who connive with drug traffickers to transport their illegal commodities.
The call was made by the mayor of Gatsibo, Richard Gasana on Monday while addressing over 500 motorcyclists.
The meeting was also attended by the District Police Commander (DPC), Superintendent of Police Supt Eric Kabera.
It preceded the public destruction of about 240 cartons of illicit gin seized in the last few months.
According to the DPC, about 90 percent of the seized and destroyed illicit drugs were being trafficked on motorcycles, an act he strongly warned against.
“You should be strong advocates of the law and a police eye against drug traffickers. Don’t let you business be used by members in such criminal activities,” Mayor Gasana said.
During the same event, Police also handed over two motorcycles to the owners, after they were recovered recently from suspected thieves.
The motorcycles went missing from February 22 and were recovered from one Salim Nzakamwita, alias Boss, who was also arrested.