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Police uproot 4,500 marijuana plants in Solomon Islands

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force officers at Tetere and Henderson Stations, on Tuesday morning raided two farms of marijuana plants at Mbarande river side in North East Guadalcanal.

One of the officers described the raid as a surprise to locals living around the area, when police show up in numbers, surrounded the site and uprooted more than 4,500 marijuana plants. 

Police said suspects escaped when police arrived in two vehicles. 

Police said it took 12 RSIPF officers more than an hour to destroy the whole garden of 3,000 harvest bottom plants and 1,500 mid-harvest plants, covering a 100meter size of ground. 

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