An operation led by Uganda Police has uprooted a three acre farm of marijuana in Bulwanyi, Ssisa Subcounty, Wakiso District. The two suspected cultivators have also been detained and are being questioned at Bulwanyi Police Post.
The two suspects arrested are Umar Ssentongo aged 28 years, and Hakim Kibwiika aged 35 years believed to be involved in the cultivation of the illicit drugs.
According to a Police release, “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 at Bulwanyi Police Post.
The charges are provided for in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Control Act 2007.
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 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,” adds the police statement.