Those arrested include one Donathile Bayagambe, 40, a suspected major supplier of cannabis in Nyabihu and surrounding districts, who is also the alleged rightful owner of the 3,000 seized pellets as well as her two employees; Patrick Nizeyimana, 34, and Didier Bizimana, 31, who were delivering the narcotics to retailers.
Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Mucyo Rukundo, the Western Region Political and Civic Education Officer (RPCEO), said that ANU first arrested Bayagambe’s two employees on Monday, September 5, at about 3:30pm, in Rwandarugari Village, Gasura Cell, Jomba Sector with a sack containing the 3,000 pellets of cannabis.
"Following the arrest of Nizeyimana and Bizimana, who were reported by the residents; they disclosed that they work for Bayagambe, who had given them the narcotics to supply her retailing clients.
Bayagambe was also located and arrested on Tuesday, September 6, in Kivuruga Village, Mwiyanike Cell, Mulinga Sector," CIP Rukundo said.
The suspects are currently under RIB at Jomba station for further investigations.
“Nyabihu district is one of the transit routes for drug dealers, but the role of the public in identifying these routes and dealers through information sharing continues to yield positive results in breaking chains of supply," CIP Rukundo said.