Illegal Drug Seizures in Uganda in 2012

Police in Uganda arrested 780 people for drug crimes and had 312 people convicted in the criminal justice system in 2012.

3 people were convicted in the country for cannabis farming, 6 people were arrested for marijuana crimes, and 48 acres of cannabis were destroyed during the year. An addition 70 kilograms of cannabis seeds were seized by police.

Officials state that marijuana cultivation is increasing in Uganda as farmers view it as a cash crop. Some land owners rent out their land to marijuana farmers.

Security personnel also destroyed over 2,257 kilograms for marijuana and 20 kilograms of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine that it has previously seized.