Two men arrested after police find 6,000 ganja plants, ammo
Two men, aged 24 and 53, were arrested on Wednesday after police officers carried out an intelligence-led operation at a creek in the Upper Berbice River that led to the discovery of 6,000 marijuana plants, a quantity of suspected cannabis, and various ammunition.
According to a police report, a plot of land measuring about an acre was planted with some 6,000 marijuana plants ranging from six inches to 12 inches in height. Subsequently, a search was conducted on a camp on the land where two males were arrested.
Police said that further searches were conducted and that 150 grams of suspected cannabis, eight live 16-gauge cartridges, and three 20-gauge empty shells were found.
It was reported that the suspected plants and camp were destroyed by fire, while the suspects and other articles mentioned were escorted to the Central Police Station in New Amsterdam, Region Six.
Investigations into the matter continue.