Drug dealer arrested in Gasabo

On 19 August 2019 at 02:42

A man said to have been dealing in narcotic drugs was arrested on Saturday in Murindi Village, Cyaruzinge Cell of Ndera Sector in Gasabo District.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Marie-Gorette Umutesi, the Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali said that the suspect identified as Nsabimana Olivier, 30, was at the time found with a consignment of cannabis.

"Residents reported Nsabimana to local leaders that he sells cannabis," she said.

"On August 18, Police, DASSO and Irondo personnel raided Nsabimana’s home in Murindi, Ndera Sector where they recovered a consignment of cannabis and took the suspect into custody over the criminal act," added CIP Umutesi.

It is said that Nsabimana was a retailer of cannabis in Ndera and is connected to a ring of drug traffickers, some of them have been arrested and others still at large.

"There is a group of cannabis traffickers and retailers, some of whose particulars have been ascertained through information sharing with the public, and Nsabimana was among them," the spokesperson said.

She warned that operations are continuous for any drug dealer to "face the wrath of the law."

"The law is very clear and the punishment for engaging in drug-related crimes is severe. We appeal to the public to maintain the spirit of information sharing so as to prevent such people from poisoning Rwandans and the young people in particular, who are the majority of victims," CIP Umutesi warned.

Anyone convicted of trafficking and selling narcotic drugs faces a sentence of between 20 years and life in prison, and a fine of up to Rwf30 million, as stipulated under article 263 of the penal code.