Two men are currently being held by Police for allegedly fodging a Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) Stamp.
The suspects have been using it to aid them in smuggling goods into the country.
Theophile Kajaba Alias Cash Cash, 34, a resident of Kacyiru in Gasabo District and Jean Hodari a resident of Muhima in Nyarugenge District, were arrested separately in Kigali recently.
Kajaba was arrested in his shop in Nyabugogo where 73 cartons of gin – African Gin –baring a fake RRA stamp were recovered.
He then told police and RRA officials that he bought the gin from Hodari.
Kajaba, however, failed to produce the purchase receipts or border clearance forms, when asked, but instead accused his accomplice of selling him illegal goods.
Police then searched Hodari’s shop in Kicukiro, where they recovered the fake stamp which the duo apparently used to smuggle to clear goods at border posts.
Hodari had earlier denied any involvement with Kajabi in the illegal business, when the latter accused him of selling him smuggled goods, which prompted police to search his shop where they recovered the fake tax stamp.
The suspects were arrested following a tip-off from a whistle-blower that led police to mount an operation.