POLICE at the Tetere Police Station in the Guadalcanal Province have uprooted 570 marijuana plants in the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) One and Totoba areas in North Guadalcanal on February 3, 2018.
Supervising Provincial Police Commander Superintendent Nixson Manetoga says, “On Saturday February 3 at about 4am Tetere Police officers raided two marijuana gardens at different locations following information from the communities.
“The alleged suspects, who farmed the marijuana plants, fled before the police arrived.
“The marijuana plants confiscated will be disposed at an isolated location where public have no access to avoid inhaling the smoke produced.
“An investigation into the matter is continuing and I appeal to people who farm these dangerous drugs to refrain from such activities.
“These drugs are dangerous for your health and it will cause mental illness.
“Such an activity is illegal and police will continue to track down people responsible for such activities.
“We have lot of legal ways of earning a living in our communities instead of the illegal activities such as growing and selling marijuana.”