More than $3.2 billion in cannabis destroyed by Joint Services at Berbice River  


Ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard have destroyed over $3.2 billion worth of marijuana plants at Gaetroy, Upper Berbice River.

Police Headquarters reported that the discovery was made during a Joint Services operation at the location.

The house in which a quantity of cannabis was found was also destroyed (Photo: GPF/January 11, 2024)

According to the Police, the ranks initially discovered 10 acres of land which consists of 6,000 cannabis sativa plants and about 8,000 pounds of dry cannabis sativa in a house.

The plants ranged from three to six inches in height. Police said the ranks destroyed the plants and the house as well as two make shift camps and farming tools.

No one was arrested.

1 Comment
  1. habeeb says

    The Government of Guyana should legalize MARIJUANA use, open stores all over and, able to sell all what
    CANU seized, instead of setting them on fire.
    The proceeds of the sale should be enough to cover the operating expense of CANU’s salaries, equipment, and the NEW BUILDING they will be getting FREE from the Government.
    Everyday, the papers has reports of people arrested for marijuana possession…not one charged for use of it,
    just being in possession. I Advocate for the legal use of this weed.

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