Police destroy 25,000 ganja plants in Berbice River
Ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Wednesday conducted a drug eradication exercise at Kimbia and Kaiuwa, Upper Berbice River, where an estimated 25,000 marijuana plants were destroyed.
According to information received, the Police found three fields of cannabis with thousands of plants, ranging between two and seven feet in height, estimated to weigh about 13,000 kilograms.
In addition, a nursery containing about 3000 seedlings, four camps, and approximately 35 kilograms of dried cannabis were unearthed during the raid.
The Police have since destroyed nearly five acres of ganja. No arrests have been made. Earlier in the month, at least 2000 cannabis plants measuring four inches to five feet in height were destroyed at Low Wood, Demerara River on Thursday.
Based on reports received, a team of Police ranks of A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) conducted the exercise during which a three-acre marijuana farm was discovered and destroyed. In addition, several nurseries and a makeshift camp with a quantity of dried marijuana were also found and burnt.