Apr 06, 2011 News
Police in Linden with the assistance of their counterparts from the city have detained four men and seized a pick-up truck, following the discovery of a marijuana farm near the Millie’s Junction in the mining town.
Sometime around midday yesterday, a team of ranks from the police ‘A’ Division led by an officer as well as ranks from the Tactical Services Unit, linked up with a team from Linden led by an Inspector, and acting on information went to the area where they discovered about 10,000 mature marijuana plants, in seven fields, spread over an area of about 10 acres.
They also discovered six nurseries with about 25,000 seedlings and 60 kilograms of dried marijuana.
During the operation, the police arrested the four men, one of whom hails from Linden, two from Georgetown and another from the West Bank of Demerara.
Four makeshift camps were discovered, in which they found cellular phones, cash, a part of a rifle and the pick-up truck which according to reports belongs to a Linden resident.
A reliable source revealed that there were signs that persons had recently inhabited the first camp raided, judging from the discovery of a mattress, dry ration and cooked food.
According to the source, several spent shells for a small caliber weapon were discovered in one of the camps, while 25 live rounds were discovered in another.
Divisional Commander for the Linden District, Assistant Commissioner David Ramnarine, confirmed the bust and praised the work of the ranks.
According to Ramnarine, for sometime information has been that the backlands of the Linden community are being used for the cultivation of the prohibitive herb.
The Commander said that over a period of time, the police had arrested and prosecuted a number of persons for huge amounts of cannabis, many of whom were apprehended at roadblocks in Linden.
“The fact that the two teams were able to reap this level of success is testimony to good cooperation, careful planning and accurate information,” Ramnarine said.
The Commander stated that he is convinced that at some stage the ranks who were involved in the operation will be duly rewarded.
“I trust that the residents of Linden who had voiced concerns about the presence of drug pushers and dealers within their midst in the communities would feel a sense of satisfaction. I am convinced that with the support of the force administration as usual and networking amongst Divisions, we will continue,” Ramnarine told this newspaper.
Ramnarine was asked if yesterday’s operation had anything to do with revelations by wanted man Orlando Thom.
Thom had stated that he was against drug dealers and had admitted to kidnapping a man who led him to the location of a ganja plantation of the persons he is targeting.
“Whether or not it is coincidental, the fact is we had indicated the presence of the support from Police Headquarters, in Linden. I had also indicated before that we have to and will intensify our anti-crime operations based on the notoriety surrounding the Orlando Thom issue,” Ramnarine stated.
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