Speeding NGO vehicle overturns, found trafficking drugs

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The vehicle which was found loaded with narcotic drugs after it was involved in accident.

The vehicle which was found loaded with narcotic drugs after it was involved in accident.

Police in Nyamasheke District has intercepted 86 kilograms of cannabis that were found in a Toyota Land cruiser belonging to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that overturned due to over-speeding.

According to the Western Region Police Spokesperson, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Theobald Kanamugire, the incident involving the vehicle plate number IT 904RD, happened on August 15 at around 23:30pm in Kadashya Village of Kanazi cell in Ruharambuga sector.

“The driver was moving at a very high speed when he lost control and the vehicle overturned. The vehicle and the narcotics were discovered by the night patrol few minutes after the incident,” CIP Kanamugire said.

“Upon reaching the vehicle, they found 86 kilogrammes but the driver had disappeared. The exhibits have since been seized as investigations continue,” he added.

“Investigations are still underway to trace the driver or any other person connected to this criminal act,” said Kanamugire.

He further warned drivers against facilitating drug trafficking and appealed to the general public to strengthen partnership to fight drug related crimes.

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