Rwanda National Police in collaboration with Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB0) nabbed a 28 year old man with 9000 nuggets of cannabis while he was aboard in the bus from Musanze District to Kigali.
Police Spokesperson in the Northern Province, CIP Hamdun Twizeyimana says that this man was caught thanks to information from some residents.
“Bushoki Police Station got information that in RITCO bus from Musanze to Kigali, there were some people who might be carrying drugs. So, they blocked the road and searched the car in which the man was caught with 9000 rolls of cannabis.” He said.
CIP Twizeyimana further urges conductors to be careful and remember to check passengers’ luggage because sometimes, they may be conveying drugs and related illegal substances without knowing.
“It is important that you ask them what is in their luggage and report them to security organs in case you are suspicious.” Twizeyimana recommended.
Meanwhile, CIP Twizeyimana commends the local people who contributed to seizing the drugs and encouraged them to cooperate with security organs in fighting them by giving information on time in case they see or know someone who spreads drugs.
This man was handed over to the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB).
Article 263 in the revised penal code of Rwanda stipulates that any person who makes, grows, processes, sells, stores, shares, or sells drugs or a diversity of related medications against the law has committed a crime.
When they are found guilty of the crime, they are punished by a jail sentence from 7 years to life imprisonment, as well as the fines from Rwf20 million but not beyond Rwf30 million for highly potent drugs.