Cameron Highlands OCPD Deputy Supt Yahaya Othman said the man was busy fussing over his 90cm-high plant when the police caught him at 5pm on in Ringlet.
“At the time, he was also smoking a joint he had just rolled for himself,” he said, adding that the police managed to ambush the man following a public tip-off.
The 28-year-old man, who has worked as a security guard at the post for the past eight years, had apparently been growing the plant for over two months.
“He grew it close to his security post, near some bushes,” said DSP Yahaya.
He added that the man, who lives with his wife and child at Batu 37, Tapah, would be investigated under Section 6D of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
If convicted, the man faces life imprisonment and six strokes of the rotan.
Source: The Star Online