Two drug dealers arrested

On 6 April 2020 at 01:53

Two people were arrested in Ngororero and Nyabihu districts after they were found with narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

One of those arrested is Jean Claude Muhawenimana, 20, who was found in possession of 333 rolls of cannabis, at the time of his arrest in Kageyo Sector in Ngororero.

Hussein Nyatanyi, 43, was also in Nyabihu District, Rugera Sector transporting 250 litres of illicit brew in his car.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Bonaventure Karekezi, Police spokesperson for the Western region, said the duo was arrested in partnership with local leaders and residents, who provided credible information.

"The arrest of Muhawenimana followed previous information from local leaders that he was a major dealer in cannabis in the area," said CIP Karekezi.

"When Police officers heard that Muhawenimana had brought another consignment of narcotics, they went to his home and recovered 333 pellets of cannabis concealed in a jerrycan, which was hidden on top of the house," he explained.

The arrest of Nyatanyi, he added, was based on information from residents, who saw him loading jerrycans of illicit substances in his car.

"Nyatanyi had turned his Toyota Hiace vehicle registration number RAB 877I, to transport goods. This time, he loaded 10 jerrycans of illicit brew in his car and covered them with bananas. Good enough, Police had received information and he was intercepted en-route to Musanze District at about 7 pm," said the spokesperson.

The suspects have been handed over to RIB.

CIP Karekezi commended the residents and local leaders for the credible information on such criminal activities, which led to the arrest of involved individuals.