Two arrested with over 750 pellets of cannabis

On 30 August 2019 at 03:29

Two women have been arrested in Nyamagabe district in connection with trafficking and trade of narcotic drugs.

The women identified as Olive Mukasafari, 37, and Fidausi Dusabimana, 35, were arrested on Wednesday in possession of over 750 pellets of cannabis.

They are currently being held at Gasaka Police Station pending further investigations by Rwanda Investigation Bureau.

The District Police Commander for Nyamagabe, Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaston Karagire disclosed that the arrest of the two women followed the information that had been provided by responsible members of the public.

He explained that they were arrested at around 5 am by the Police night patrol in Mugari Village of Nyanzonga Cell, the Cyanika Sector, following a call by one of the residents.

“There is a strong partnership between residents and security organs, which makes it easy to identify and arrest wrongdoers especially drug dealers through information sharing,” the DPC said.

“To overcome this pressing issue of narcotic drugs, dealers have to be brought to justice, and the partnership between Police and the general public through community policing is bearing fruitful results,” he added.

Article 263 of the new penal code partly states that, any person who, unlawfully produces, transforms, transports, stores, gives to another or who sells narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances commits an offense, with a sentence ranging from seven years to life in prison, upon conviction, and a fine of between twenty (20) Million Rwandan Francs (Frw) and thirty (30) Million Rwandan Francs (Frw).