Two nuns have been arrested in Masaka over the cultivation of marijuana, a banned substance.
The suspects are Rev. Sr. Pauline Nanteza and another only identified as Sr. Rita.
The duo was arrested this morning from Bwanda Convent in Kalungu Sub County.
Titus Byaruhanga, Masaka district police commander says that they got information that there was a garden of marijuana grown on the convent farm.
He explains that when police reached Bwanda Convent Farm they found a full acre of marijuana garden next to piggery farm.
Byaruhanga says that immediately they started uprooting the marijuana the nuns stormed the farm accusing them of trespassing on their property.
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Byaruhanga says that the nuns will be charged with the cultivation of marijuana, which is banned in the country.
Both nuns have refused to speak about their arrest.
Sr. Rita threatened to beat up a WBS reporter who attempted to film their arrival at Masaka central police.
Masaka catholic diocese which is in charge of Bwanda Convent is yet to issue a statement on the arrest of the nuns.
Since January 2010, Police have uprooted over 10 gardens of marijuana in Masaka district alone.