Police in Kigali city have arrested a woman identified as Console Nyirambegeteri in connection with possession of over one hundred pellets of cannabis.
Reacting to the arrest, the Central Region Police Spokesperson, Superintendent of Police (SP) Emmanuel Hitayezu said the suspect was arrested during a targeted operation after information reached police about her supply chain.
He said police intercepted the suspect in Nyiranuma cell of Biryogo sector where she was found with the drugs concealed in a bag.
“Our earnest call is to ask the public to desist from illicit trade because wrongdoers will definitely be arrested and consequently prosecuted” advised SP Hitayezu.
In a related development, Police in Ngororero district Western Province have arrested a man in connection with possession of over fifty pellets of cannabis.
The suspect identified by police as one Etienne Nzabihimana who was apprehended in Sovu sector and is currently detained at Kavumu police station pending further investigations.
Speaking after the arrest, Police Spokesperson for Western Region, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Theobard Kanamugire said that police will be interrogating the suspect to establish the source of the drugs and the point of destination among others.
“We want to know if there are potential drug goons beyond what we see for us to be able to curtail them completely.’ said.
He urged young people to shun from engaging in businesses that may bring them into collusion with the law.
“People should know that police and other security organs are always alert to curb lawlessness in the community and drug trafficking illegal and is believed to cause other crimes such assault” he warned.