Police uproot 132 marijuana plants in Sinasina-Yongomugl

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THE Chimbu police special drug squad, Operation Weedim Grass Team, uprooted 132 mature marijuana plants at a village in Sinasina-Yongomugl last week.
Police commander Chief Supt Jacob Singura said the plants were at Mani village in the Tabare local level government area.
He said police questioned a village leader about the drug and he told them that the marijuana garden belonged to a man who was in Goroka, Eastern Highlands.
Singura spoke highly of his men for the successful raid and uprooting of the marijuana plants.
He said cannabis could have fetched a large amount of money if sold on the streets.
“Marijuana cultivation in Chimbu is high compared with other areas because of the conducive climate and organic soil texture which provide favourable requirements to produce high grade marijuana,” Singura said.
He called on the youths in the province to do away with marijuana cultivation and be good citizens.
Singura acknowledged the assistance of the Chimbu government in the fight against the production and consumption of illicit drug in the province.
He said drug offences carried a minimum penalty of two years.

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