Police in Nyamagabe and Gastibo districts have seized an assortment of contrabands that were being trafficked into the country.
They were seized in separate operations conducted on April 18, during which three people were arrested red-handed.
Police identified the suspects as Tharcisse Ndayisaba, 31, Frank Munezero, 27, and Patrick Bizumutima, 30.
Munezero and Bizumutima were arrested in Gatsibo.
The Southern region police spokesperson, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Andre Hakizimana, said that one of the suspects, Ndayisaba, a resident of Kitabi Sector in Nyamagabe was also a wanted man over similar crimes committed in the recent past.
“He was on the list of renowned drug traffickers, and when people saw him, they immediately called the police, and at the time of his arrest he was also trafficking illicit gin,” said CIP Hakizimana.
“We received information from a vigilant member of the public who was also a passenger in a vehicle he was traveling in. The phone SMS message specified the vehicle they were traveling in and the direction and that how officers were able to arrest him with Zebra Waragi,” he added.
On the other hand, Munezero and Bizumutima were apprehended in Kabarore sector en route to Kigali.