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Police destroy cannabis plants

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd April 2008 03:00 AM

THE Police yesterday uprooted cannabis (marijuana) plants from Kibuli, a city suburb.

THE Police yesterday uprooted cannabis (marijuana) plants from Kibuli, a city suburb.

By Steven Candia

THE Police yesterday uprooted cannabis (marijuana) plants from Kibuli, a city suburb.

Detectives from the anti-narcotics unit of the Criminal Investigations Directorate destroyed the plants in the slummy Agip zone and at the Mukwano roundabout in Industrial Area.

The emergence of small plantations in the city, the Police noted, was a disturbing trend, indicating a rise in drug abuse.

“The fact that marijuana is growing here is a pointer that it is consumed here. Someone must have planted it,” said Simon Nangai, the deputy Police spokesman for Kampala Extra, who led the operation.

Marijuana is classified as a narcotic drug and a banned substance.

“Consumption of the drug gives people Dutch courage and it has been proved to fuel crime in the city,” he said.

But as the detectives carted away the drug, some residents demanded to know where the Police was “taking the plants we have laboured to grow.”

At the Mukwano roundabout, boda boda cyclists heckled the Policemen as they uprooted the plants.

According to detective Robert Ojaba, residents grow the illegal plant claiming that it was for feeding their animals. He cited a case in Gayaza.

Police destroy cannabis plants

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