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Police destroy weed farm in Berbice river

Nine acres of cannabis and nine camps were destroyed by ranks of the Guyana Police Force on Thursday November 17th during a ten hour operation in the Berbice River.

The Force in a media release stated that the cannabis and camps were found at Hofwerk and Gatetroy, located several miles out of New Amsterdam.

In excess of eight thousand plants ranging in height from two to six feet, with an estimated weight of seventeen thousand kilograms were found under cultivation.

Several makeshift tents and camps harvesting the illegal drugs were hung out to dry and a large quantity was already packaged in bags with an average weight of nine thousand kilograms was also destroyed.

No arrests have been made so far.

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