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Mother, son arrested with 105kgs of cannabis

Three people, including a woman and her son, were arrested on Sunday, November 19, in Mwulire sector of Rwamagana district with 105kgs of cannabis.

The trio is alleged to be part of the racket of drug traffickers, largely from Tanzania, through porous borders, according to Superintendent of Police (SP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Police spokesperson for the Eastern region.

SP Twizeyimana said: "On Friday, November 17, Police got information about a man that had sneaked quantities of cannabis into Rwanda from Tanzania through a porous border point in Kirehe district.

The same individual, who was being trailed, transported the narcotics from Kirehe, on Saturday, November 18, to a house in Cyimbazi village, Ntunga cell in Mwulire sector, Rwamagana district."

He added that the three suspects, including the man who delivered the narcotics, the woman and her son were arrested red-handed at the house in Rwamagana.

The house belongs to the same arrested woman and her son, the alleged rightful owner of the narcotics.

They were all handed over to RIB at Kigabiro station for further investigations.

"There are other members of the same ring, who are still at large. They include motorcyclists, who were allegedly working for the woman and her son to deliver narcotics the their clients," said SP Twizeyimana.

"We thank residents, who provided vital information that led to the arrest of some members of the ring. We urge the public to maintain the community policing spirit to break chains of drug supply."