Three drug dealers arrested with 20kgs of cannabis

On 15 May 2019 at 08:00

Three people have been arrested in Ndera Sector of Gasabo District in connection with trafficking narcotics into the country.

The three are Evariste Uwamahirwe, 30, Protogene Manishimwe, 30, and Didas Ndatimana, 25, who was intercepted with 20kgs of cannabis concealed in two sacks at the time of arrest on Monday.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Marie Goretti Umutesi, the Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali, said that the trio was intercepted by security personnel for the Federation of commercial motorcyclists FERWACOTAMO.

The suspects were at the time traveling on two commercial motorcycles, which were also impounded.

“The suspects had traveled from Rulindo and headed to Rwamagana district on two motorcycles. They were stopped in Masoro Cell, Ndera sector by FERWACOTAMO security personnel, who were on their routine patrol and found them with two sacks of cannabis. They apprehended them and handed them over to Police at Ndera station,” said CIP Umutesi.

This comes three days after other three drug traffickers were arrested in Kigali with four sacks of cannabis. They were lured into Police arrest by a taxi-driver, whom they had hired to transport the narcotics.

“Fighting illicit drugs is an individual and collective responsibility; if we work together like these motorcycle security personnel or the taxi-driver the other day, we will leave no room for drug dealers to roam around,” CIP Umutesi said.