Four arrested in Police crakdown against illicit brew

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Four men are in police custody in Ngoma District in connection with distilling the illicit gin commonly known as kanyanga.

They were arrested on January 28 in separate police operations conducted in the sectors of   Remera and Murama.

This was after residents in the area tipped-off the police, Inspector of Police (IP) Emmanuel Kayigi, police spokesperson for the Eastern region, said.

He identified the suspects as Felicien Mvukiyehe, Vedaste Samvura, Emmanuel Hakizimana and Sylvestre Vatiri.

“Hakizimana and Sylvestre were arrested red-handed in Murama  after an area resident, who saw them distilling the illicit crude gin,” said IP Kayigi.

The duo had already distilled 35 litres of crude gin, which they were caught with.

Fighting drug related crimes is among the priorities of Rwanda National Police (RNP).

“The best part in the fight against trafficking, sell and use of drugs is that the people have owned it themselves, and this has led to arrest of many people involved and seizure of the drugs,” he noted.

Elsewhere, police operations on January 28 in Gicumbi and Burera districts seized contrabands that


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