Police in Gicumbi District have intercepted and impounded a vehicle that was carrying 410 liters of Kanyanga and 40 cartons of Chief Waragi, both banned gin in Rwanda.
The vehicle Toyota Carina with number plate RAA397, was intercepted on last Saturday at about 23:45pm in Byumba Sector along Gatuna-Kigali highway.
The illicit gin classified as narcotic drugs in Rwanda, were stuffed in the boot of the vehicle.
The District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police (SP) Steven Gaga, said: “We received information from residents about the car that is loaded with illicit substances; we immediately acted on the information, mounted an operation but the traffickers ran away leaving the vehicle and the contraband behind,” said SP Gaga.
He said Police is still searching for the suspects.
He thanked residents for their continued cooperation in reporting those involved in drug trafficking.
“The fight against drug abuse requires strong partnership at all levels because when everyone acts responsibly and owns this fight, drug dealers will have no room for their illegal business and even whoever tries will be arrested,” he said.
He went on to outline effects of drug consumption saying that, “such substances can have enormous effect on health, brain damage and behavioral problems like paranoia, aggressiveness, hallucinations, addiction, impaired judgment, impulsiveness and loss of self-control.”
“These are effects to the consumer but the effects can go as far as affecting families, communities and the country. This is why we should collectively fight these substances,” said the DPC.