Police in Ngoma District yesterday,conducted a cordon and search operation and arrested three residents with illicit brew commonly known as Kanyanga and Muriture on.
The operation was conducted in Karenge, Cyasemakamba and Mahango cells in Kibungo sector where 35 people without national identity cards including four Burundians were arrested.
Among the suspects, two people were arrested with 30 litres of Kanyanga and one other person was apprehended with 45 litres of local brew, Muriture.
The suspects with exhibits were taken to Kibungo Police Station for further investigations.
During the festive season, many people use the opportunity to carry out such illegal criminal acts.
Police has been carrying out awareness campaigns to combat the drug dealing in the country, which has seen a number of criminals arrested and prosecuted and drugs seized and destroyed.
The Directorate of Immigration and emigration has an agreement with neighboring states to offer different services between the sister citizens living along borders thus the need to issue border pass in possession of only identity card from the district where you reside if anyone wants to cross into the country for a short period of time.
This has facilitated in the reduction of border crimes since there are tight restrictions that go along with this kind of service.
Supt Alex Rutabayiru urges citizens to always move with their identity cards, so as to avoid being classified as loiter.
He also urged people aged 16 years to seek national identity cards from National ID Project and to those who lost them to find means of making declarations at nearest police stations where they can be facilitated on how to secure lost properties including identity cards.
The success of this operation was possible thanks to the cooperation from the public who provided information on wrong doers.
Such operations are meant to ensure your safety. It is important for the public to share information with security organs or other concerned authorities, of anything suspicious which might cause insecurity in the area and to help track down people suspected to be behind such criminal acts.