Police in Karoi discovered a field of marijuana in Sakadza village under Chief Nematombo area in Hurungwe and have arrested two suspects in connection with the illicit activity.

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers from Karoi discovered the field after initially recovering four 20 litre buckets with processed marijuana at one of the suspects’ homestead.

The suspects then led the officers to his field where they stumbled upon 190 plants of marijuana.

The plants, which had an average height of about 2,1 metres, were then uprooted and taken to Karoi CID offices as exhibits. 

Another suspect from the same village was also found in possession of a sack-full of the illicit drug.

“Police received a tip off and made a follow up after which they apprehended one suspect who later led them to his field. The same suspect also led to the arrest of another drug dealer who was found in possession of processed dagga. We are reminding members of the public to desist from peddling in dangerous drugs as they will face the full wrath of the law,” police spokesperson for Mashonaland West Province, Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara said.

The two suspects are scheduled to appear before the Karoi magistrates courts for initial remand hearing.