Police in Rubavu destroy illicit drugs worth Rwf600m

RUBAVU - Police in Rubavu district, destroyed 1.5 tonnes of marijuana and illegal alcohol worth Rwf600 million, that was seized from traffickers from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, over the last six months.
A heap of marijuana impounded by police. More illicit marchandise has been destroyed in Rubavu (File Photo)
A heap of marijuana impounded by police. More illicit marchandise has been destroyed in Rubavu (File Photo)

RUBAVU - Police in Rubavu district, destroyed 1.5 tonnes of marijuana and illegal alcohol worth Rwf600 million, that was seized from traffickers from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, over the last six months.

According to the Regional Police commander, Chief Supt. Bosco Rangira, this is the second time this year, the exercise is being conducted.

“We have been impounding these drugs for the past six months and this is the second time we are destroying them this year. The first consignment of about 600kg was burnt in March,” Rangira said.

The police identified Gisenyi sector as the main entry  point for the prohibited drugs. At least 534 litres of banned alcohol was also destroyed.

The only mechanism of fighting this practice is to work with the stakeholders, partners as well as the entire community which should be the whistleblowers,” explained Rangira.

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