Police impounds illegal gin, drugs

Police in Gicumbi District have impounded 60 litres of local brew, commonly called Kanyanga, and 40 pellets of cannabis.

Police in Gicumbi District have impounded 60 litres of local brew, commonly called Kanyanga, and 40 pellets of cannabis.

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

He called upon the youth to say no to drugs and instead embrace developmental programmes to improve their welfare.

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

In a related development, police in Bugesera District impounded 36 cartons of chief waragi (picture below) an illegal gin, and arrested three people linked to teh substance.

The seizure and the subsequent arrest occurred on Monday in Nyamata cell of Nyamata Sector, where the suspects allegedly operated the illegal business.

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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