Police destroys 3 acre Marijuana plantation

Police displaying some of the uprooted marijuana

In the bid to fight the use of drugs, Uganda Police force officials have uprooted a three acre farm of marijuana.

This Marijuana farm was located in Bulwanyi, Ssisa Sub county, Wakiso District.

So far two suspects believed to be in­volved in the cultivation of the illicit drugs and are being questioned at Bulwanyi Police Post.

The two suspects arrested have been identified as Umar Ssentongo aged 28 years, Hakim Kibwiika aged 35 years.

These suspects confirmed being involved in this trade for nearly 7 months and have been having a steady supply market in areas of Kikoni and Kisenyi, Kampala City.

They have been charged with cultivation of prohibited plants from which a narcotic drug or psychotropic substance may be extracted under SD REF: 08/07/03/2018 (Bulwanyi Police Post). This is provided in the Narcotic Drugs And Psychotropic Substances Control Bill 2007.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police, “This operation was through a tip off from a land owner discovering the marijuana plants and two men weeding as he toured through his piece of land and rushed to police for assistance.”

The marijuana plants uprooted have been disposed at an isolated location where public have no access to avoid the negative effects inhaling the smoke produced.

“We shall be visiting communities in Wakiso and speaking to respective leaders to reaffirm our commit­ment in working together and ensuring the protection of communities. We appeal to people who engage in marijuana farming to refrain from such activities for these drugs are dangerous for one’s health and may cause mental illness. Such an activity is illegal and we will continue to track down people responsible for such activities.” Police noted.

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