A total of 60,000 cannabis plants and 600 pounds of dried cannabis plants were destroyed on Wednesday by the Police during an eradication exercise.
Police Headquarters revealed that during the course of the day, a party of Policemen from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) conducted an eradication exercise in the Ebeni area, Upper Berbice River.
There, Police discovered four fields covering approximately 10 acres of land. It consisted of 60,000 cannabis plants ranging from six inches to 10 feet in height and 600 pounds of dried cannabis.
On arrival at one of the fields, a male, upon seeing the Police, made good his escape into the bushes. A total of five camps were destroyed by fire along with the said cannabis plants.