Police destroy 250 lbs of ganja during operation at Victoria


Police from Regional Division 4C destroyed 250 lbs of cannabis found on a farm in the Victoria Backlands, East Coast Demerara. The operation was conducted on Tuesday.

The farm with two plots of land measuring about two acres was being prepared by a 33-year-old resident of Victoria, Police Headquarters reported.

On seeing the ranks, the suspect ran in a southwestern direction into the thick vegetation and escaped.

Police also discovered a makeshift camp containing several bulky black plastic bags with partially dried leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis. The camp also had clothing, a mattress, a hammock, an iPhone, a BLU cellular phone, a Digicel WiFi connector, a National Identification card belonging to the suspect, an electronic tablet, and food supplies.

A search was conducted around the camp, and two suspected cannabis plants were found in a small bucket measuring about two feet in height.

Investigations are ongoing.

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