300,000 cannabis plants, 150kg dried marijuana destroyed

first_imgA team of drug enforcement officers on Wednesday conducted a drug-eradication operation at Ebini, Upper Berbice River.The operation which lasted in excess of 15 hours saw an estimated 300,000 cannabis plants ranging between six inches to five feet in height, 150,000 kilograms of dried cannabis, a number of nurseries with about 100,000 seedlings and four camps were destroyed by fire.Some of the illegal plants unearthed during the exerciseA single-barrel shotgun, three live cartridges, a water pump and a chain saw which were also found during the operation, have been confiscated by the lawmen.No arrests were made but investigators are in the process of tracing the owner of the approximately 10-acre plot of land.last_img read more