Drug trafficker intercepted with 70kgs of cannabis

By IGIHE
On 21 May 2020 at 03:05

A suspected drug dealer was intercepted Tuesday by the Police in Rubavu District with 70kgs of cannabis.

Paulin Tuyisenge, 20, was arrested in Kinyandaro village, Gasiza cell in Busasamana Sector with the narcotics.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Bonaventure Karekezi, the Police spokesperson for the Western region, said that the police received information from a resident, who suspected Tuyisenge to be involved in drug related crimes.

“We received information from his neighbours that Tuyisenge, whom they suspected to be a major drug dealer in the area, had brought a new and suspicious consignment," said CIP Karekezi.

He added: "In partnership with local leaders and the residents, police conducted a target operation in the area and found Tuyisenge with 70kgs of cannabis concealed in a sack; he was immediately taken into custody.”

According to the spokesperson, the suspect had trafficked the narcotics from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo and was arrested before supplying his clients.

CIP Karekezi thanked those who provided information, which helped to break the supply and arrested the trafficker.

“Public ownership to report drug dealers and other wrongdoers is key to sustainable security in our community and we call for continued information sharing on anyone they suspect to be trafficking, making or selling narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.”

Article 263 of Rwanda penal code stipulates that any person who, unlawfully, produces, transforms, transports, stores, gives to another or who sells narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances commits an offense, with a sentence upon conviction, ranging between 20 years and life in prison, and a fine of between Rwf20 million and Rwf30 million.

A suspected drug dealer was intercepted Tuesday by the Police in Rubavu District with 70kgs of cannabis.

Paulin Tuyisenge, 20, was arrested in Kinyandaro village, Gasiza cell in Busasamana Sector with the narcotics.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Bonaventure Karekezi, the Police spokesperson for the Western region, said that the police received information from a resident, who suspected Tuyisenge to be involved in drug related crimes.

“We received information from his neighbours that Tuyisenge, whom they suspected to be a major drug dealer in the area, had brought a new and suspicious consignment," said CIP Karekezi.

He added: "In partnership with local leaders and the residents, police conducted a target operation in the area and found Tuyisenge with 70kgs of cannabis concealed in a sack; he was immediately taken into custody.”

According to the spokesperson, the suspect had trafficked the narcotics from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo and was arrested before supplying his clients.

CIP Karekezi thanked those who provided information, which helped to break the supply and arrested the trafficker.

“Public ownership to report drug dealers and other wrongdoers is key to sustainable security in our community and we call for continued information sharing on anyone they suspect to be trafficking, making or selling narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.”

Article 263 of Rwanda penal code stipulates that any person who, unlawfully, produces, transforms, transports, stores, gives to another or who sells narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances commits an offense, with a sentence upon conviction, ranging between 20 years and life in prison, and a fine of between Rwf20 million and Rwf30 million.


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