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Suspected drug dealer intercepted with 10kgs of cannabis in Rulindo

By IGIHE
On 9 juillet 2022 at 08:46

Strengthened Rwanda National Police (RNP) operations targeting major drug dealers have continued to yield positive results in different parts of the country.

Just days after three drug traffickers were foiled in Rubavu District with over 7,000 rolls of cannabis ; another dealer identified as Vedaste Dusengimana, 30, was arrested Thursday, July 7, in Rulindo District, Mbogo Sector, Rurenge Cell in Ruhondo Village with 10kgs of cannabis.

Dusengimana was intercepted along Rulindo-Kigali highway. He was at the time en-route to Kigali from Kinihira, according to Superintendent of Police (SP) Alex Ndayisenga, the Political and Civic Education Officer (RPCEO) for the Northern region.

Dusengimana was transporting the narcotics on a motorcycle plate number RF 777V, which was also impounded.

"Information was provided by a member of the public that Dusengimana was transporting narcotics on a motorcycle to supply retailers in Kigali. He was using remote roads through Mukoto-Mbogo-Shyorongi but Police had all this information which made it easy to track him down," SP Ndayisenga said.

Dusengimana had attempted to flee after seeing Police officers but residents pursued and apprehended him.

SP Ndayisenga recognized the role of the public in fighting criminality and narcotic drugs in particular.

Dusengimana was handed over to RIB at Bushoki station for further legal process.

Cannabis is listed as a very severe drug in Rwanda with a sentence ranging between 20 years and life imprisonment, and a fine of up to Rwf30 million.


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