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GS Shingiro Students Tipped On Fighting Illicit Drugs

Police this Monday directed its campaign against drug abuse to Groupe Scolaire Shingiro in Musanze district.

This campaigned was led by the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO) of Musanze, Inspector of Police (IP) Viateur Ntiyamira.

While addressing the students and staff, Ntiyamira reminded them of dreams that have been shuttered for youth after indulging in abusing psychotropic substances.

This campaign is part of the community policing exercise in the district.

Police highlighted “cannabis, gins like Kanyanga, Chief Waragi, Zebra Waragi and other gins packed in banned plastic bags, as well as other locally made brew” as some of the major narcotic drugs in Rwanda.

“There are laws in place that penalize anyone that traffics, sells or consume these drugs. Unfortunately, majority victims and criminals fall in the youth age bracket,” Ntiyamira said.

“Your parents and the government want you to have a better future, and you should seize each chance.”

Rwandan penal code provides a term of imprisonment of three to five years and a fine of Rwf 500,000 to Rwf 5 million to any person who “unlawfully, makes, transforms, imports, or sells narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances within the country.”

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