Ranks of Berbice, under the command of two officers of the Narcotics Branch on Saturday, destroyed an estimated $101 million in suspected marijuana at De Veldt Savannah, Upper Berbice River.

Reports are that the ranks, between 05:00 hrs and 18:30 hrs went to the area to conduct a narcotics eradication exercise.

During the exercise, they discovered three suspected cannabis farms which measured about 15 acres and contained roughly six hundred thousand (600,000) cannabis plants ranging from six inches to five feet in height, along with six make-shift camps.

The camps were reportedly occupied by three men who ran into the nearby bushes and escaped upon seeing ranks.

The area was searched, and one 12 gauge single barrel shotgun with two live 12 gauge cartridges and one 12 gauge empty shell, a number of seeds, leaves, and stems suspected to be cannabis were also found wrapped in transparent plastic bags, which weighed 40 pounds.

The camps and cannabis plants were destroyed by fire. No arrest has been made.


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