RUBAVU - Police in Rubavu is holding a Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) soldier after he was arrested carrying 3,000 pellets of Marijuana.
Pte Jean Bosco Butera who is attached to the special force based in Bigogwe sector was carrying the illicit drug in a military rucksack at the time of his arrest.
Police officials in the area say that they arrested Butera Thursday evening after a tip off.
When contacted, military prosecutor in Rubavu, confirmed the arrest and said that the suspect was helping them with investigations.
“We have Butera with us, and he is to be transferred to Kigali by military police for further investigations,” 2nd Lt. Sammy Gafishi, the military prosecutor said.
“Police found him carrying marijuana in the military bag which he carried saying he was coming from his leave,” Gafishi reiterated.
According to Gafishi, the suspect faces up to five years in jail if he is convicted.