Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Mucyo Rukundo, the Western Region Political and Civic Education Officer (RPCEO) said that the duo of Theoneste Ndayambaje, 46, and Samson Irankunda, 24, was arrested at about 1:30 p.m. in Giramata Village, by the Rwanda National Police Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime department.
"Ndayambaje a taxi-moto operator, admitted to be working with drug traffickers to transport them and their narcotics; while Irankunda is the alleged rightful owner of the seized bundle of cannabis. They were intercepted in Giramata Village, Kanyirabigogo Cell in Kanzenze Sector," CIP Rukundo said.
The motorcycle registration number RE 859X, which they were traveling on, was also impounded.
CIP Rukundo added that Ndayambaje is the main contact of drug dealers, who helps them in transportation and distribution.
He noted that this was a "targeted operations" based on credible information about the duo, who were traveling on the same motorcycle from Kabuhanga Sector, also in Rubavu.
Meanwhile, Irankunda disclosed that he gets the narcotics from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through Kabuhanga porous border.
He further told law enforcement officers that he works with another man and neighbor, in this narcotics business, whom he only identified as Hashakimana.
"The two arrested cannabis dealers with their exhibits, were handed over to RIB at Kanama station while the search for Hashakimana is still underway," CIP Rukundo said.
Last week, Rwanda National Police (RNP) arrested two drug traffickers in Nyamasheke District with 247kgs of cannabis.
Cannabis is classified as a "very severe narcotic drug" in Rwanda with a sentence of between 20 years and life in prison, upon conviction; and a fine of between Rwf20 million and Rwf30 million.