Police in Kasungu have arrested a 45-year-old man, George Phiri for cultivating Indian Hemp at his farm.
Public Relations Officer for Kasungu Police, Harry Namwaza said the suspect was arrested following a tip from the general public.
“Police had to make a follow up and arrested the suspect who upon being confronted he revealed to have cultivating the forbidden crop.
“Upon reaching to the said farm, police uprooted 5000 green plants of Indian Hemp from a 3/4 piece of land,” he said.
Namwaza added: “The sample of the crop will be taken to Chitedze Research Station for examination and analysis.”
Meanwhile, Phiri is in police custody pending court proceedings.
“He will appear before court to answer the charge of cultivating Cannabis Sativa when all the required inquiries are completed,” he said.
George Phiri hails from Msakasiro village, Sub Traditional Authority Mnyanja in Kasungu district.