War on drugs: 4,340 pellets of cannabis seized at 88-year old woman’s home

On 7 January 2020 at 03:13

The police have seized 4,340 pellets of cannabis at 88 years-old woman’s home that she and her son, 35, has stocked for sale.

The police found cannabis on Sunday, January 5, 2020, in Kivumu Cell, Musanze District.

The spokesperson of the police in the northern province, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Alexis Rugigana said that it is the woman’s neighbors who gave the police a tip-off about her illegal trade.

He said, “Basing on a tip-off from their neighbors, police officers went to arrest the old woman and her son. When they reached the suspects’ place, the police officers met the son who carried on his back a bag that upon seeing the police officers he dropped down and ran. They opened the bag and found 889 pellets of cannabis. The police officers found the woman at her house with 3,451 more pellets.”

The spokesperson adds that the old woman was taken to Rwanda Investigation Bureau, Muhoza branch, and, meanwhile, the police are still looking for her son who is on the run.

CIP Rugigana thanked citizens who shared information with the police and asked them to keep the practice to help in fighting crime.

He also asked those who abuse drugs to stop it as it negatively impacts their health and it is a crime punishable by law. He said that drugs drive abusers into such crimes as rape, theft, and violence.