Police was tipped by residents in the area about the gangsters who were smuggling cannabis from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
During the drug crackdown in Nengo Cell of Gisenyi Sector, Police intercepted 25kgs of cannabis after stopping traffickers who immediately ran away.
Police Spokesperson in Western Region, IP Eulade Gakwaya said that traffickers were smuggling the drugs from the neighboring country through Kivu Lake.
He said that locals informed the police that the boat loaded cannabis was heading to the shores of the lake and the force intercepted them but traffickers ran away leaving cannabis in the hands of police. The drugs were later taken to Gisenyi Police Station and the pursuit of the smugglers was initiated right away.
Gakwaya urged the residents to avoid involving in drugs because they have bad effects on people’s health.
“People should avoid drug dealership as they hamper the development of the country, they weaken thinking capacity and lead users into dangers,” he said.
He hailed people who informed the police on time, making it easier to intercept the drugs, and urged others join in the course of fighting crimes.