Man, 23, arrested as CANU destroys 3,000 ganja plants


Shafeer Sanichar, a 23-year-old man, was arrested on Friday after the Customs Anti- Narcotic Unit (CANU) found him at a marijuana camp in St. Cuthbert’s Mission on the Linden/ Soesdyke highway.

A press release from CANU reported that 3,000 cannabis plants were found on 2.5 acres of land. These trees ranged from three to six feet in height. Additionally, processed cannabis and a quantity of seeds were also discovered.

A section of the camp filled with cannabis plants that was destroyed (Photo: CANU)

CANU made the discovery after it received intelligence about the narcotic operation. And, at the camp, Sanichar was discovered under a makeshift tent processing cannabis plants at one of the fields.

CANU said that investigations are ongoing.

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