Two suspected drug traffickers arrested in Kayonza

On 1 February 2021 at 10:00

Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested two men in Kayonza District suspected to be part of the ring that traffics and supplies narcotic drugs in the country.

Theogene Ngezahoguhora, 22, and Osia Mazimpaka, 41, were arrested on Saturday, January 30, in Mukarange Sector, Nyagatovu Cell in Akabeza Village with 14kgs of cannabis.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Police spokesperson for the Eastern region, said that information was provided by a resident, who was versed with the duo’s criminal practice.

"Normally, Mazimpaka is a commercial motorcyclist operating in Ndego Sector. Police received information earlier that day that Mazimpaka had supplied Ngezahoguhora with unknown quantity of cannabis.

Police officers arrested Ngezahoguhora at his home, who led the officers to another house where he hid the narcotics and where the 14kgs of cannabis were recovered," CIP Twizeyimana said.

He added that Ngezahoguhora later led officers to Ndego also in Kayonza District, where his alleged supplier, Mazimpaka was arrested.

"The suspects are yet to disclose the origin of the narcotics or other members of the ring, but we are also still searching for another person, who was occupying the house where the narcotics were recovered," the spokesperson explained.

He thanked the resident, who reported the criminal act and led to the arrest of the alleged drug dealers.

Mazimpaka and Ngezahoguhora were handed over to Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) at Mukarange station.