Police in Nyamagabe District have arrested one Pierre Kalimunda 50, on suspicion of drug trafficking.
Police said the suspect was caught red-handed in possession of about five kilograms of cannabis at a security check point manned to check lawlessness in the District.
According to Inspector of Police (IP) Emmanuel Kayigi the western region police spokesman who confirmed the developments, the suspect was arrested in kitabi sector, Kagano cell Kintobo village where police stopped and searched a public service vehicle from Rusizi District en route to Kigali.
He said the suspect had concealed the drugs in between coffee husks in order to cover-up any suspicion when officers on duty unveiled the tricks.
“The arrest took place during a snap check point usually manned by police to net criminals” said IP Kayigi.
He said the suspect in currently detained at Gasaka police station to further help with investigations to establish the initial source of the drugs.
He said police will remain alert and investigate every drug case identified in order to get to the root of the supply channels and curtail them.
Article 594 of the penal code stipulates in its second paragraph that, any person who, unlawfully, makes, transforms, imports, or sells narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances within the country, shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of up to five year years and a fine of up to Rwf5 million.
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