Ugandan police are investigating the origins and purpose of a huge Marijuana plantation at the garden of a convent.
Four people, two nuns and two porters have been questioned regarding the plantation by regional police.
According to the Ugandan police the Marijuana plantation was on a one acre land in the Masaka district.
According to one source which spoke to NationalTurk, the Marijuana plantation was hidden amongst a Banana plantation.
Emmanuel Muhuirwe, the Southern regional commander told reporters that, two of the suspects (porters) who were found attending to the plantation were arrested and release on bail while the two nuns were questioned but not arrested.
According to local media, one of the nuns had said that the Marijuana was being used for treatment to farm animals.
The nuns who refused to give their names were later found to be sister Nanteza and Sister Rita, according to The New Vision, news agency.
The nuns were also reported to be angered by the police officers entering the convent without the permission of the nuns, with one of the nuns attempted to attack a police officer.
Noah Serunjogi, the southern regional Police spokesperson said that the two nuns were not sent to court to be charged and that they were later released after getting a statement.
One police chief had said that their intention was not to arrest the nuns but rather to get a statement which is why they were taken to the police station as they refused to give one.
Ugandan police have stepped up their efforts in the past year to stop Marijuana plantations and catch people dealing in marijuana. The police heavily depend on tipoff’s from the public.
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