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23 kg of hemp hidden in baskets containing mangoes have been seized


Dec 30, 2021

KAYANZA December 30th (ABP) – Police working in Kayanza province (northern Burundi) seized on Tuesday morning, December 28, 2021, 23 kilos of Indian hemp, hidden in baskets containing mangoes. The owner of that narcotic, Marius Bimenyimana from Cibitoke, was also arrested and his case is being investigated to be brought to justice, according to police information sources found on the site.

According to information provided by the police, the seizure of the 23 kg of Indian hemp took place at the banana market of Muyange, located around 500 meters from the headquarters of Kayanza province. It was packed in 21 packages, in hidden plastic bags, in 4 baskets containing mangoes, on board a Fuso-type vehicle, bound for the town of Kayanza from the neighboring province of Cibitoke (North West), according to police sources.

The police had received information from the people and quickly organized a search on all vehicles coming from Cibitoke. The provincial police commissioner in Kayanza, Mr. Gabin Ndikuriyo, commends the attitude of the people, who saw fit to inform the police and calls on them to continue in that way, in order to curb together anything that could affect security.

However, he warns drug traffickers, while revealing that the police are always ready to hunt them down, to put an end to that illegal trade. The same police authority in Kayanza takes the opportunity to ask the drivers of vehicles transporting people and goods to inform the police whenever it is an issue of confusing luggage.