Police in Remera yesterday destroyed illicit drugs worth over Rwf33 million, collected over the past two months. The drugs include 15 jerry cans of local brew commonly known as Kanyanga, 600 kilograms of Marijuana and 3,500 litres of Suzi Waragi.
Illicit drugs have been blamed for slowing down the ability of the body to fight diseases and greatly affect the brain cells. They are also blamed for crime increases, especially violence.
Most of the drugs and illegal liquor were seized from smugglers who are in police custody in various detention centres.
According to the Commander of Remera Police Station, Chief Inspector Methode Muvunyi, all the drugs were collected during the festive season from within Gasabo District.
“We should work together to avoid such acts of smuggling into the country dangerous drugs which do not only affect the public but also the users,” Muvunyi appealed before the drugs were set ablaze.
He condemned people involved in drug trafficking and attributed the high level of crimes to drug consumption especially among the youth.
Recently police ranked Kigali city with the highest number of crimes and this was as a result of illicit drug consumption which is reportedly said to be on the rise.
Last month, Police in Nyarugenge destroyed illegal drugs and alcohol worth over five million Francs that had been seized in recent operations as they were being sneaked into the country through neighbouring countries; the DR Congo and Uganda.