Residents of Karongi District have been urged to up their efforts in fighting against production, supply and consumption of illicit substances.
The call was made on October 25 by the district vice mayor in charge of economic affairs, Esperance Bagwire, while addressing the residents of Karongi sector.
This was shortly after a public exercise to pour illicit substances that had been seized in an overnight joint operation where three people were also arrested in connection with distilling illicit drinks.
The suspects, who were also paraded before the residents, are identified as Jean Paul Ndagijimana and two others only identified as Bimenyande and Ndayisaba.
While addressing residents, the vice mayor urged residents to take part in the fight against such illegal substances.
“Such substances have a gross effect on our societies and the economy of the country, that’s why you should double the efforts in reporting all those involved in making and selling these harmful substances,” she said.
The District Community liaison Officer (DCLO), Inspector of Police (IP) Jean Baptiste Rutebuka said abuse of drugs has been the major cause of domestic conflicts.
“You equally have the responsibility to ensure your safety and that starts with preventing which can bring insecurity including illicit drugs,” the DCLO said.