While executing a narcotics eradication exercise in the Berbice River today, ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) swooped down at the Bartica Village, where they discovered two (2) and a half acres of cannabis cultivation.
Twenty thousand (20,000) plants ranging between three (3) and six (6) feet were burnt at that location by the lawmen. The estimated “street value” of the discovery is said to be $47,500,000.
Meanwhile, at the De Veldt Village, one (1) acre of cultivated plants and a camp were discovered by police ranks with an average of three thousand (3,000) cannabis plants. These plants were said to range between two (2) and four (4) feet with a”street value” of $4,075,000.
Additionally, at the Gaettroy Village, two (2) cannabis farms were discovered, with each measuring two (2) and a half acres.
According to the police, both fields had an average of twenty five thousand (25,000) plants, ranging between two (2) and five (5) feet. Together, the two fields of cannabis plants are said to have with a “street value” of $83,400,000.
The plants along with the camps discovered at these three (3) locations were destroyed by fire.