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Four arrested for selling banned substances in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people are in police custody in Kampala for selling and taking banned substances. They are Grant Ndugwa, Gerald Jangu, Peter Kaggwa and Bukenya Junior. A team of police officers from Wilson road police post and Nakasero led by their commanders Isaac Akampulira and Severino …

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Security destroys four acres of marijuana in Soroti

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officers led by Soroti Resident District Commissioner, Patrick Okumu have uprooted four acres of marijuana in Oculoi sub county. The marijuana gardens belonged to Anthony Edel, a resident of Awidiang village. The RDC acted on a tip-off from his contact in the same village. …

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Eight people arrested in Kwania for cultivating marijuana

Kwania, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight people have been arrested for illegally growing marijuana in Abongomola sub county in Kwania district. The eight were arrested in a joint operation carried out by police and the local leaders on Wednesday. According to Ivan Nuwagaba, the Kwania acting District Police Commander, the …

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Mental illness among youth in Lango attributed to alcoholism, drug abuse

Number of people committing suicide might increase with the increase in mental illness Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,500 youth in Lango have suffered mental illness as a result of excessive consumption of alcohol and smoking marijuana. Reports from Lira Psychiatric Department at the Regional Referral Hospital indicate …

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200 acre marijuana farm discovered in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s top tourism destination, Queen Elizabeth National Park is also being used to generate recreational substances whose earnings are not reflected in the country’s tourism revenues. What is arguably the country’s largest narcotics farm has today been discovered by a combined team of two …

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Khat, marijuana most used drugs by Ugandan adolescents

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Khat and Marijuana have been listed as the drug of choice for many adolescent boys and young men, according to findings of a study by Makerere University School of Public Health. Khat is a flowering plant which contains a stimulant believed to cause excitement, …

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Police uncovers 40-acres of marijuana gardens in Kakiri

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three marijuana gardens have been uncovered from hidden gardens in areas of Kyengezi in Masuuliita, Nansomba and Nampunge in Kakiti town council, Wakiso district. The gardens collectively measured about 40 acres. A team of about 30 policemen from Kakiri police division backed by Uganda People’s …

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Police destroys 189 kilograms of impounded marijuana in Arua

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Arua on Thursday destroyed 189 kilograms of marijuana . The marijuana had been impounded at bus terminals and along Arua-Kampala road awaiting transportation over a period of time. The marijuana was burnt with petrol by the police at the Arua police grounds …

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Truck loaded with marijuana, mangoes crashes in Luweero

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luweero is hunting for the driver of a Fuso truck which was involved in an accident at Nakazzi village in Luweero town along Kampala-Gulu highway this morning. The unidentified driver of the truck registration number UAX 949E from Arua municipality was heading to …

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