Cannabis plantations discovered by police in Tanzania

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Close up of a cannabis plant

Tanzanian police discovered three hectares of cannabis in an anti-narcotics crackdown in Serengeti district in Mara region, an official said on Wednesday.

Nurdin Babu, the Serengeti district commissioner, said police discovered the cannabis plantations early on Wednesday in Kebanchabancha village in the district.

Close up of a cannabis plant. (Getty Images)

“The discovered cannabis are ripe for harvest,” he told a news conference, adding that he was heading to the village to have a detailed account of the incident.

In June 2020, police discovered about 100 hectares of cannabis in Morogoro region’s five villages and arrested 12 suspects.

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