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Ganja bust: Police raid massive marijuana farm in Tamavua

A routine exercise by the police canine unit resulted in the discovery of a marijuana farm in Tamavua, netting 90 matured plants and 40 seedlings. Police Spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri told Newswire this was the biggest farm to be found in an urban area, and the suspect is in police custody. Inspector Sokomuri said police […]

Peni Shute

January 28, 2016 12:17 pm

A routine exercise by the police canine unit resulted in the discovery of a marijuana farm in Tamavua, netting 90 matured plants and 40 seedlings.

Police Spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri told Newswire this was the biggest farm to be found in an urban area, and the suspect is in police custody.

Inspector Sokomuri said police raided a farm close to LDS Secondary School in Tamavua. A shortcut to the farm is next to the community police post.

Our canine unit usually does exercises on Wednesday where we have our sports in the morning and they take their tracker dogs for exercise. The exercise by our canine units walking our tracker dogs and they stumbled upon this farm.

Police Spokesperson Inspector, Atunaisa Sokomuri standing at the site of where the illegal plants were discovered in Tamavua. PHOTO: Atunaisa Sokomuri/Facebook.
Police Spokesperson Inspector, Atunaisa Sokomuri standing at the site of where the illegal plants were discovered in Tamavua. Photo: Atunaisa Sokomuri/Facebook.

Yes I can confirm that a suspect was taken in yesterday during the raid, and he is with police.

Well you know there has been cases before where people do plant these type of illegal plants in their homes using pot plants and nursery, but this is the first ever big farm like this to be situated in an urban area, this is was on a empty or vacant piece of land. Unfortunately some people use it to plant this marijuana.

Inspector Sokomuri said they discovered approximately 90 matured plants and 40 seedlings.

Well all these plants Court exhibits and once the plants have been proven to be marijuana after it is been tested by analysers it becomes a Court exhibit. Approximately 90 plants, these include seedlings, there were approximately 40 seedlings and the rest were matured plants.

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