Ranks of the Guyana Police Force unearthed and destroyed $13.7 million worth of ganja during a drug eradication exercise at Cow Savannah, Canje River, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).
During the exercise, a quarter acre cultivated farm was found with about 1000 cannabis plants of about two feet in height on the right bank of the Canje River at Cow Dam.
The ranks also conducted a search on the left bank of the said river and during that search, several parcels wrapped with transparent and black plastic bags were found with a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.
A black bag with six twelve-gauge cartridges was also found.
The cannabis plants were cut down, and the suspected cannabis taken into custody.
While the ranks were heading up the Canje River, a wooden boat with three occupants was stopped at Calabash, Canje River.
The boat’s occupants and their belongings were searched.
During the search, one black plastic bag with a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis was found in the backpack of an occupant, which amounted to 500 grams.
The suspected cannabis found at Cow Savannah, Canje River, was weighed and it amounted to 55kg. The suspected cannabis and cartridges were lodged and the suspect placed into custody.
The estimated value of the cannabis found at Cow Savannah, Canje River, is $13,750,000.