Ruhango: Police destroy illicit brew worth Rwf2m
Police in Ruhango District on Tuesday destroyed an assortment of illegal local brew which was confiscated from smugglers worth over Rwf2.3 million.
1620 liters of illicit brew (Kanyanga) and 20 kilograms of Marijuana were destroyed in Rusororo Sector.
Addressing residents who turned up to witness the destruction exercise in Rusororo Sector, Ruhango District Police Commander, Superintendent Richard Rubagumya urged them to always report dealers of illegal brew and drugs immediately they discover them.
â€œThese banned alcoholic drinks are harmful to human health and have attributed to a high rate of crime which is why you should cooperate with security organs to apprehend those people who smuggle them into the country,â€ Rubagumya said.
He also explained to the public that more effort is needed in fighting against drug use, urging residents and local authorities to cooperate with security organ.
Francois Xavier Mbabazi, mayor of Ruhango district reminded local leaders to play a key role in sensitising residents to desist from consuming illegal brew, which he said poses a major security threat.