Cops destroy four-acre ganja field in raid

The marijuana seedlings

In a drug eradication exercise yesterday, a party of police officers from the Mackenzie Police Station destroyed a marijuana field with three makeshift camps at 10 Miles Backdam, Ituni, Upper Demerara.

The raid was carried out around 5.30 pm. Police unearthed the field, measuring about four acres and the camps.

According to police sources, the field consisted of about 5,000 cannabis plants, with measurements ranging from four inches to four feet in height.

They also found a nursery with about 4,000 seedlings and a large quantity of dried cannabis along with other articles.

The plants and dried cannabis were destroyed. There are also reports that the camps were found with six hammocks, utensils and other articles. However, no arrests were made.

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