Gicumbi: Police destroys drugs worth Rwf2.6m
Police in Gicumbi district on 10th September destroyed drugs worth over Rwf2.6million, saying drugs destroy life especially among the youth.
During the activity that gathered youth and Police in Byumba sector, youth revealed to this website that they understand the impact of drugs on their lives.
One of them, Isdore Hakorima revealed that youth will ensure reporting every drug dealer or user they come across as a way to eradicate drugs in Gicumbi.
Hakorima pointed out that drugs top the list of crimes that destruct security.
Chronic use of some drugs abuse can cause long-lasting changes in the brain, which may lead to paranoia, depression, aggression, and hallucinations, according to Heriman Munyabarenzi, Chief Inspector of Police in Gicumbi district.
C.I.P Munyabarenzi urged residents to give information without fear, assuring them that security is maintained and whoever tampers with security faces the law.
This is because some residents fear that those who import dry gin from Uganda might hurt them if reported.
Christine Hitimana, prosecutor at Byumba judiciary court explained that apart from destroying oneâ€™s life, doing drugs is punishable by the law and whoever is caught is jailed for 1-2 years and fined between Rwf50, 000 and 500,000.
Residents were asked to play a role in fighting drugs by giving information on the people they know or suspect to be importing drugs from Uganda.