400,000 ganja plants destroyed in Canje River
An eradication exercise conducted by ranks of the Guyana Police Force on Wednesday resulted in the destruction of 12 farms of cultivated cannabis plants.
Police said some 400,000 plants, measuring 4ft-5ft, on approximately 12 acres of land were destroyed between Ekura and Sand Landing in the Canje River.
The operation lasted for over 12 hours; 11 make-shift camps with six water pumps, two generators, two plough machines and a number of cannabis seeds were also destroyed.
Police said an outboard 15 HP engine, along with two grass cutting machines and a shotgun with 95 spent shells, were also found abandoned at the location. These items have since been lodged at Central Police Station.