Rwanda National Police impound 36 cartons of illegal gin

Police in Bugesera District impounded 36 cartons of chief waragi, an illegal gin and arrested three people in connection with the unlawful act.

The suspects are identified as Moses Byaruhanga, Mousa Kayitesi and Jean Claude Kazakura.  

The seizure and the subsequent arrest occurred on Monday in Nyamata cell of Nyamata sector.

In a related development, police in Gicumbi District also impounded 60 litres of Kanyanga and 40 pellets of cannabis.

Chief Superintendent Francis Gahima, the Northern Region Police Spokesperson warned citizens against involving in illegal businesses such as drug trafficking and consumption.

He called the youth to say no to drugs and instead opt to several legal ventures to improve their welfare.

He reiterated that Police is engaged in various sensitization programmes, including on radios and community discussions to bring everyone on board to fight and prevent criminal acts.

Drug dealing is punishable by article 598 of the penal code which stipulates that, any person who manufactures, sells, prescribes a drug, harmful products, and cosmetics or body hygiene and other herbal substance prohibited in healing practice, shall be liable to term of imprisonment of six months to two years and a fine of Rwf 1 million to Rwf 5 million.

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