Police have seized over Rf3.9 million (US$252,900) worth of illegal narcotics so far this year.
According to police statistics revealed last week, police investigated 1,315 cases as of August this year and sent 283 cases for prosecution. These include 15 cases of drug dealing, 12 cases of drug smuggling, 495 cases of drug abuse and 570 cases of possession.
The street value of the drug haul this year amounted to Rf3,935,200. Of the 969 people arrested on drug-related charges, 76 were minors and 44 were foreigners.
Police are currently working on establishing a database of drug offenders for intelligence purposes.