DAR ES SALAAM, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — Tanzanian police said on Tuesday they have destroyed 75 hectares of cannabis in the country’s northern region of Mara.

In addition, police have seized a total of 4,298 kilograms of cannabis, said Geoffrey Sarakikya, the Tarime/Rorya special zone police commander. Sarakikya told a news conference that the cannabis farms in Mara region’s six districts were discovered by the law enforcers during a special crackdown that started in January through July. He said a total of 110 suspects were arrested during the crackdown in connection with the cultivation and trafficking of cannabis. Sarakikya said police have launched a crackdown to dismantle the cannabis syndicate, including growers of the drug, traffickers and buyers.