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Inspector and ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) destroyed some 18,000 marijuana plants worth 39,600 pounds at the Coomacka Mines, Upper Demerara River, on Friday.
The eradication exercise was done on two farms measuring about six acres with approximately 18,000 cannabis Sativa plants ranging from 5 inches to 4 feet in height.
These were discovered along with two makeshift camps, one drying area with about 8 pounds of dried cannabis Sativa and three nursery areas consisting of 5,000 cups of cannabis Sativa seedlings. The estimated weight of the cannabis plants is 39,600 pounds.
The camps and the cannabis plants were destroyed by means of fire but no arrest was made.