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Woman Arrested With 2400 Pellets Of Marijuana

Police in Rwamagana District has arrested a woman identified as Fatuma Ngendakumana, in possession of 2400 pellets of cannabis.

The narcotics were recovered Thursday in her house located in Kigabiro Sector, Cyanya cell.

Police said the arrest of Ngendakumana followed a tip-off from members of the public, who suspected her to be a drug trafficker.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdum Twizeyimana, the Eastern region police spokesperson, said that after police received information about the suspected illegal conduct, they made a search at her home where the drugs were recovered.

She was soon after taken into custody for the criminal act.

“Her accomplice, a man, who was at home, fled on seeing Police officers. Residents said he is a stranger in the community, it’s suspected he is one of Ngendakumana’s customers and had come from Kigali to purchase cannabis from her,” said CIP Twizeyimana.

He explained that police have strengthened the crackdown on drug trafficking and distillers of unhygienic and harmful alcoholic drinks, but commended the role of the public through credible information sharing.

If convicted, she faces between 20 years and life imprisonment and a fine of up to Rwf20 million,  according to article 263 of the penal code.

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