The very severe narcotic drug packed in four sacks were found hidden in the bush in Rukingu village, Kagugu cell of Kinyinya sector.
Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Sylvestre Twajamahoro, the Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali said that the suspect was arrested following credible information provided by some residents.
"The ANU got information from some residents about a man, whom they saw hiding a loaded sack in the forest, which they suspected to be narcotic drugs.
When the Police searched the said spot, they recovered four sacks of cannabis, combined weighing 60kgs. The alleged owner and drug dealer was located and arrested later in the evening at about 5p.m," CIP Twajamahoro said.
He thanked the residents for the spirit of community policing and neighborhood watch.
The suspect and exhibits were handed over to RIB at Kinyinya station for further investigations.
Article 263 of law No. 68/2018 of 30/08/2018 determining offenses and penalties in general states that any person, who unlawfully produces, transforms, transports, stores, gives to another or who sells narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, commits an offence.
Upon conviction for very severe narcotics, the offender faces between 20 years and life imprisonment, and a fine of between Rwf20 million and Rwf30 million.
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