Kigali – The Rwandan police have launched series of raids in several parts of Eastern province near the border with Tanzania, a police source said in Kigali on Tuesday.
The source said the police seized 170kg of cannabis and arrested five suspected drug smugglers during the raids.
The arrests were made in separate operations after the suspects were allegedly trying to travel to Kigali, the spokesperson of Rwandan police in Eastern province, Ins. Emmanuel Kayigi, said.
He said “police in the Eastern province worked jointly on the basis of accurate information and managed to arrest the traffickers with 170 kg of treated
cannabis in their possession.”
According to him, narcotics are a threat to life and they interfere with security and safety measures within the community as they fuel other crimes like domestic violence and theft.
Faced with the high rate of unemployment among the youth, Rwanda has been battling the growing threat of organized crime, including drug trafficking. (PANA/NAN)