Police officers who were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, have uprooted close to a thousand marijuana plants near Siraka village. The officers while retrieving a vehicle which was reported stolen last Tuesday, were surprised to discover marijuana growing in such large quantity.
The discovery of this marijuana garden, shows a massive step into eliminating the circulation of drugs within the Port Moresby city, with the police asking the Siraka community to identify those responsible for growing the marijuana.
The officers who made the discovery are officers from areas within Zone Two of the NCD Command.
This, by far has been the biggest drug bust in Port Moresby, but no suspects have been arrested as yet. Police say much of the cases reported to police within Zone Two are drug and alcohol related.
Police estimates these drugs have a street value of 20 to 60 thousand kina (K20, 000 – K60, 000).
The discovery this morning marks it as one of the first of such case to be reported to police in Port Moresby.