Drug distributor arrested in Kigali

On 18 August 2020 at 04:06

The Rwanda National Police (RNP) Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) has arrested a woman said to be part of the ring that distributes narcotic drugs in City of Kigali.

Azerah Musabyimana, 38, was arrested in Nyarugenge District, Kimisagara Sector, Kimisagara Cell in Amahoro Village with 5,082 pellets of cannabis.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Theogene Kariwabo, the acting District Police Commander of Nyarugenge said the successful operation followed credible information shared by a resident, who was aware of Musabyimana’s criminal dealings.

"A neighbour, who knew Musabyimana’s criminal business, decided to do the right thing, came forward to report and prevent her dealings," CIP Kariwabo said.

"Musabyimana was arrested red-handed with 5,082 pellets of cannabis, which she was at the time selling to some of her clients. She was handed over to Rwanda Investigation Bureau in Kimisagara," he added.

Musabyimana had just relocated to Amahoro Village for a month from Rubavu District where she was previously running her criminal business.

In an attempt to prevent being detected and arrested, Musabyimana started a small grocery business, which she was using as cover.

Musabyimana’s supplier was also arrested recently.

Her arrest came a day after a group of seven other drug dealers was arrested in Gasabo District with 10kgs and 13,200 pellets of cannabis.

CIP Kariwabo, who thanked those who provided information on Musabyimana’s criminal dealings, said that the ongoing operations are aimed at breaching chains of supply.