Break through in drugs fight in Chimbu

Simbu Police’s Operation Weedim Grass has become the leading marijuana combating team in the country with more than half a million plants uprooted over the last four years.

The team, under field commander detective Yatefa Welis has conducted random operations since 2012 all over the rugged province, uprooting marijuana plants and making arrests.

More than 300 arrests have been made so far with nearly 200 now locked behind bars.

The drug operations took off when marijuana became a major law and order and social issue in the country.

Last week the team which is funded by the Provincial Government raided Migai village about four kilometres outside Kundiawa town on Thursday.

PPC Albert Beli said the raid was conducted following a tip-off, which resulted in the arrest of a father three and uprooting of 200 matured marijuana plants.

Johnny Poiya