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Ngororero: Drug dealer intercepted with cannabis concealed in traveling bag

By IGIHE
On 22 July 2023 at 08:02

A suspected drug dealer was arrested by the Police in Ngororero District on Thursday, July 20, with 995 pellets of cannabis.

The 42-year old suspect was intercepted in Ngororero village, Kabeza cell of Ngororero sector following a well coordinated operations by the Police, local leaders and residents.

He had concealed the narcotics in a bag, according to Chief Superintendent of Police (CIP) Mucyo Rukundo, the Police spokesperson for the Western region.

"He was always moving with a bag, which raised residents’ suspicion to be a drug dealer, prompting them to report to local leaders and the Police," said CIP Rukundo.

Indeed, when Police officers searched him, they recovered 995 pellets of cannabis in his bag leading to his immediate arrest, he added.

The suspect disclosed that he bought quantities of the severe narcotic drug from another big dealers, who sneaks them into Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The suspect, who was handed over to RIB at Ngororero station, said he intended to traffic the narcotics to his clients in City of Kigali.

CIP Rukundo lauded the impact of community policing and neighborhood watch in particular, in identifying suspected criminals such as drug dealers.

The law provides an improvement of 20 years to life, for anyone convicted of trafficking and selling cannabis and other narcotics classified as very severe in Rwanda.

Other very severe narcotic drugs include heroin and cocaine.


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