Two women arrested over drug trafficking

Police in Ngororero District arrested two middle-aged women for allegedly trafficking and selling cannabis in the country. The duo,  names withheld were allegely arrested over the weekend en-route to Kabaya sector in Ngororero with 2, 400 rolls of cannabis.

Police in Ngororero District arrested two middle-aged women for allegedly trafficking and selling cannabis in the country.

The duo,  names withheld were allegely arrested over the weekend en-route to Kabaya sector in Ngororero with 2, 400 rolls of cannabis.

They were at the time of arrest travelling in a public vehicle with the narcotics wrapped around their waists, Police said.

Their arrest followed a tip-off from one of the passengers.

One of the women, found in possession of 1,503 rolls of the contraband, had just completed her one-year sentence in prison over a similar offence, according to Police.

They admitted to committing the crime, saying their buyer was in Muhororo Sector.

Senior Superintendent (SSP) Fred Simugaya, the Ngororero District Police Commander, said they received credible information from a person who was well versed with the suspects’ criminal business.

The Western Region Police Spokesperson, Superintendent Vita Hamza, commended the public for acting responsibly to fight crime.

“This is a brave act that everyone should emulate to effectively deal  with crime,” Hamza                                                              said.

He advised the youth, who constitute the highest number of drug dealers and addicts, to desist from such crime and instead join the campaign against                                                                       it.

Article 594 of the Penal Code says that anyone convicted of unlawfully, making, transforming, importing or selling narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances within the country, is liable to a term of imprisonment of three to five years and a fine of Rwf500, 000 to Rwf5 million.

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