At least 920 pellets were seized from two people on Tuesday, January 10, who were traveling on a motorcycle, in Bugesera District, Ntarama Sector in Kanzenze Cell.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Police spokesperson for the Eastern region, said that the two suspects were intercepted at about 9:30p.m. by the Police on night patrol.
"When they saw the Police, they abandoned the motorcycle and a bag containing 920 rolls of cannabis, and fled," said SP Twizeyimana.
The motorcycle registration number RD 355D, used in the crime, was also impounded to Nyamata Police station as the search for the suspects continues.
In Kicukiro District, one Adam Habineza, 42, was arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) in Nyenyeri Village, Bwerankori Cell in Kigarama Sector with 375 rolls of cannabis.
"Habineza is a suspected distributor and retailer of narcotic drugs in Kigali. At the time, he had already sold part of the narcotics for Rwf300,000, which was recovered from him during the operation," Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Sylvestre Twajamahoro, the Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali, said.
The search for his accomplices is still underway.
Habineza disclosed that he is supplied by other drug dealers in Rubavu District before trafficking them to Kigali.
He was handed over to RIB at Gikondo station for further investigations.
It is not the first time that Habineza is arrested in drug related crimes. He was arrested for the same crimes in 2019.