Police on Sunday uprooted a three acre farm of marijuana in Bulwanyi, Ssisa Subcounty, Wakiso District, arresting two suspected cultivators
The two suspects arrested are Umar Ssentongo aged 28 years, Hakim Kibwiika aged 35 years believed to be in¬volved in the cultivation of the illicit drugs and are being questioned at Bulwanyi Police Post.
Police says, the suspects confirmed being involved in this trade for nearly seven 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.
The 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. Police and crime preventers responded, apprehended suspects and helped in uprooting the “African soft killing weed”.
The uprooted marijuana plants were disposed at an isolated location where public have no access to avoid the negative effects inhaling the smoke produced.
Police vowed to visit communities in Wakiso and speak to respective leaders to reaffirm their commit¬ment in working together and ensuring the protection of communities.
Police also appealed 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.