Police anti narcotics agents have put a huge dent in the operations of marijuana farmers in the Upper Demerara River district, raiding and destroying several acres of cultivated plants, with a street value that could reach as high as US$20M.
The agents carried out the raid last Tuesday at a location called Hauraruni.
During the operation, the police found 10 fields covering an area of 15 acres, all under marijuana cultivation.
The field had approximately 17,000 plants which were two feet in height, and weighed more than 20,000 kilograms.
There were also 52 nurseries containing 90,000 seedlings ranging between one and a half to two inches in height.
The ranks also destroyed seven tarpaulin camps.
However no one was found in the camps or in the nearby areas.
“These people are well organized, they use two and five horsepower engines so whenever they hear the sound of larger engines, they know it’s the police and they make good their escape quickly,” a police source told this newspaper.
So far for this year, police narcotics ranks were involved in several similar operations in the Berbice and Demerara River areas as well as the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.
They have managed to destroy more than 180,000 marijuana plants and close to 400,000 tonnes in harvested cannabis.
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