Police destroy marijuana farm in Rockstone, 2 in custody

Ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday conducted a drug eradication operation at Rockstoneweed Backlands, Upper Demerara River, during which a cannabis farm was destroyed.

According to reports, the ranks, acting on information received, went to the area where they found half an acre of land, with approximately 1000 marijuana plants, three nurseries and in excess of 50 kilograms of dried cannabis.

The nurseries, along with the dried cannabis and the plants, which ranged between one foot and six feet in height, were all destroyed by fire.

The ranks have so far arrested two males who are in custody assisting with the investigation.

Only Monday last, ranks in the North West District (NWD) conducted a similar drug eradication exercise at Arukamai Backdam, Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) and unearthed a quarter-acre field with about 300 marijuana plants, ranging in height from one foot to six feet, along with a camp.

The field and camp were destroyed by fire. No one has been arrested.