Georgetown – The Narcotics Branch of the Guyana Police Force on Saturday destroyed over GUY$100 million worth of marijuana when they discovered a large marijuana farm in the Upper Berbice River.
In a press release, the police said that under the command of two officers of the Narcotics Branch, a narcotics eradication exercise was conducted, during which three suspected cannabis farms were discovered which measured about 15 acres and contained roughly 600 000 plants, ranging from six inches to five feet in height. Six make-shift camps were also discovered.
The camps were reportedly occupied by three men, who ran into nearby bushes and escaped.
The area was searched and one shotgun, two live 12-gauge cartridges and one 12-gauge empty shell were found.
In addition, seeds, leaves, and stems, suspected to be marijuana products were found wrapped in transparent plastic bags.
The camps and ganja plants were destroyed by fire. No arrests were made. (CMC)