Cops destroy Ituni ganja farm

One of the two make-shift camps found at the Ituni marijuana farm.

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) yesterday destroyed 400 Kgs of marijuana which was being cultivated in Ituni, Berbice.

According to a press statement from the GPF at about 3.30 pm ranks acting on intelligence gathered, went to a location at Eight Miles Ituni Road, Upper Berbice River where they found a five-acre plot of marijuana cultivation with about 5,000 cannabis plants measuring from three inches to five feet in height. 

The weight of the plants was estimated to be about 400 kgs while a quantity of dried cannabis estimated at about 50 kilograms was also found.

Two motor cycles were discovered on the trail leading to the farm which included two make-shift camps with four hammocks, kitchen utensils, clothing, groceries and farming tools.

The plants, dried cannabis and camps were photographed and destroyed by fire and the grid location was marked for further investigation but no one was arrested at the farm.

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