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Marijuana plants uprooted in Makira

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Officers with the marijuana trees uprooted in Makira
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The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Kirakira Police Station have uprooted more than 20 marijuana plants in Central Makira-Ulawa Province last week.

It was alleged that a male person in his 50’s with his wife were farming marijuana plants as a source of income.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Makira-Ulawa Province, Superintendent Peter Sitai says the suspect was arrested for farming the marijuana plants.

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He said he and his wife have been dealt with and later released on bail to appear before Kirakira Magistrates’ Court on a later date.”

Sitai reminded the good people of Makira-Ulawa Province that cultivation or growing of marijuana plants is a crime under the Dangerous Drugs Act. It is illegal in our country and any person found guilty will face the consequences of a court fine of SBD $2000.00 or imprisonment for 10 years.

Police appeals to the general public in Makira-Ulawa Province to support by reporting any marijuana plants sighted to get rid of them as it has already affected the lives of many people in the province.

Police Kirakira can be contacted on phone – 50222, 50276.

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