Thousands of kilogrammes of cannabis destroyed

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Based on weeks of intelligence gathering, ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday during a ten-hour operation in the Berbice River, destroyed several acres of cannabis and nine camps.

The cannabis and camps were found at Hofwerk and Gatetroy respectively, located several miles out of New Amsterdam, the police said.

In excess of 8,000 plants ranging in height from 2-6 ft with an estimated weight of 17,000 kilogrammes were found under cultivation, with makeshift tents and camps erected under which harvested cannabis was hung up to dry. There was also a large quantity already packaged in bags with an average weight of 9,000 kilogrammes.

No arrests have been made so far but investigations are in progress.

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