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Eight arrested red-handed distilling illegal brew

Eight people including four women in Karongi district were on October 21, arrested red handed brewing and selling illegal alcoholic substances.

Police also confiscated distillation equipment and various other tools used for brewing.

According to police operating from the area, the raid on the distillation points in the district was conducted after law enforcers received information that some people were dealing in the concocted local potent brew.

According to the Western Region Police Spokesperson, Inspector of Police Eulade Gakwaya, police received a tip off from members of the public informing them of some people’s involvement in the illegal activity.

Police identified the suspects as Vincent Mukomeje 45, Alexis Andre Mbonabucya 27, Jean Claude Nzayisenga 30, Andre Nzayisaba 28.

Others are Solange Yambabariye 23, Donatha Uwamariya 23, Chantal, Nyiransababera 46, and the other only identified as Yankurige 24.

IP Gakwaya said that about 400 litres of illicit brew were seized and publically destroyed in the operation.

He also said the fight will not stop until the area gets rid of such toxic substances that wrecked families and contributed to most crimes.

“The operation is still on and we will not relent until we are sure the area is free of illicit brews,” said IP Gakwaya.

Police encourages other members of the community to come forward and report such illegal activities so that our families can live in peace without any fear of crime.

The Express News

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