$45M in ganja destroyed by cops in Berbice River


Police in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Wednesday destroyed about $45 million worth of marijuana at separate locations along the Berbice River.

The drug eradication exercise was led by an Assistant Superintendent; two plots of cannabis farms were discovered along the Berbice River during the first part of the exercise.

One of the marijuana farms in the Berbice River (Photo: Guyana Police Force/April 20, 2022)

A statement from Police Headquarters revealed that the farms measured approximately one acre each; about 10,000 plants in total were cultivated on the two farms with the cannabis plants measuring between 1-5 feet in height, and with an average weight of 250 lbs.

The estimated value of the eradicated cannabis at this location is approximately G$7.5 million.

As the police ranks continued their exercise along the Berbice River, another ganja farm was discovered at Gateroy Village which was about six acres.

It contained approximately 50,000 plants ranging between one to six feet (1-6) in height with a weight of about 1,250 lbs; the police also found two make-shift camps at the location.

The estimated value of the cannabis at this farm is G$37.5 million.

“The total weight of all the cannabis eradicated at both locations during the exercise on April 20th is approximately 1,500 pounds and valued at  $45,000,000,” the police statement noted.

It should be noted that in February of this year, the police conducted an eradication exercise at Gateroy Village where a cannabis field measuring approximately 10 acres was discovered.

The estimated value of the cannabis that was found, and destroyed during that exercise is approximately $90M.

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