The District Police Commander (DPC), Superintendent of Police (SP) Roger Muhodari made the call on Wednesday, November 2, while addressing commercial cyclists in Bwishyura Sector, Kiniha Cell in Maryohe Village.
This was after a public exercise to dispose of assorted counterfeit goods, which were seized in Karongi during Usalama VIII-2022 operations conducted in September.
The disposed of products include 1500 litres of juice, 300kgs of animal foods, biscuits, hair products and soft drinks.
Some of the counterfeit and smuggled goods are sneaked into Rwanda and transported to different destinations by cyclists.
Counterfeit goods worth over Rwf76 million were seized countrywide in the joint operations conducted by Rwanda National Police (RNP), Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Rwanda Foods and Drugs Authority (RFDA) and other institutions.
SP Muhodari warned the cyclists against facilitating smugglers and drug traffickers.
He urged them to instead report those, who try to hire them to transport their unlawful goods.
The DPC further reminded them to operate safely on road to avoid causing or involving in accidents.
Cyclists and among the majority victims of road accidents.