Three people, two of them women, were arrested in Musanze District during a police operation against drug dealers.
The Northern Region Police Spokesperson, Inspector of Police (IP) Innocent Gasasira identified the suspects as Clementine Nirere, Justine Kabageni and Theophile Eshima.
“At the time of their arrest after we got credible information, Nirere was found in possession of 408 packets of Blue sky; Kabageni had 204 packets of Blue sky while Eshima had 10 liters of Kanyanga,” IP Gasasira said.
Blue Sky and Kanyanga are among the gin branded as narcotics and banned in Rwanda.
IP Gasasira thanked the resident who provided information, attributing it to “increased awareness and partnership with the public in fighting fraud and drug trafficking.
“The general public plays the biggest part in this effort. On many occasions, successful operations are facilitated by the people through instant information sharing, which informs our next course of action,” he said.
Article 594 of the penal code, partly stipulates that any person who, unlawfully, makes, transforms, imports, or sells narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances within the country, shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of up to five year years and a fine of up to Rwf5 million.