By our reporter

On Sunday, police destroyed a three acre marijuana farm in Bulwanyi, Ssisa Sub county, Wakiso District and arrested two suspected cultivators.

The two suspects arrested are Umar Ssentongo aged 28 years, Hakim Kibwiika aged 35 yrs believed to be in­volved in the cultivation of the illicit drugs and are being questioned at Bulwanyi Police Post.

These 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.

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. Our team of officers and crime preventers responded,apprehended suspects and helped in uprooting the “African soft killing weed”.

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.