Police intercepted the commercial motorcyclist in Remera village of Gasiza cell in Bushoki sector, as he headed to Kigali.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Alex Ndayisenga, the Northern Region Political and Civic Education Officer (RPCEO) said that the suspect was arrested by the Revenue Protection Unit (RPU), which was in its routine operations along Musanze-Kigali highway.
"The RPU officers stopped the motorcyclist, searched his bag only to realize that it contained 10kgs of cannabis and 2 litres of Kanyanga, leading to his immediate arrest and his motorcycle registration number RB 902S, impounded," SP Ndayisenga said.
The suspect was allegedly heading to Kanyinya sector of Nyarugenge District to supply clients. The taxi-moto operator is also a resident of Kanyinya, where he was operating his criminal business.
"He was coming from Gasiza where he got the narcotics from another supplier, who is yet to be arrested. Investigations are still underway to bring to book anyone connected to this ring," he said.
Cannabis is listed as a"very severe narcotic drug" in Rwanda while Kanyanga is classified as a "simple drug."
Anyone convicted for very severe narcotic drug, under article 263 of the law determining offences and penalties in general, faces between 20 years and life imprisonment, and a fine of up to Frw30 million.
In case of simple drugs, the offender faces between 7 and 10 years in prison.