Police in Gatsibo district are holding two men in connection with theft and drug trafficking.
Inspector of Police (IP) Emmanuel Kayigi, the police spokesperson for the Eastern Province, identified the duo as Samuel Niyonsenga, 21, and Francois Murwanantambara, 25.
They were arrested separately during a normal police operations to crackdown on criminals conducted in collaboration with night patrol security in Kiziguro Sector, he said.
“Niyonsenga had stolen a bicycle and a mobile phone in Rwimiyaga Sector and went hiding here in Kiziguro where he was reported by the people, and arrested,”
Murwanantambara, on the other hand, was intercepted and reported by motorcyclists as he was trafficking Zebra waragi, an illicit gin banned in Rwanda.
The duo is now detained at Gatsibo police station.
He commended the role people play in fighting and preventing crimes through information sharing.
“The increasing responsibility of the public through community policing is an ideal tool to crime prevention and sustainable security,” IP Kayigi said.