$114M in drugs seized in past 3 months

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THE Guyana Police Force Narcotics Branch has, over the past three months, seized a total of 43kg of cannabis and 102 kg of cocaine, worth some $22M and $92M respectively.Speaking at a news conference on Friday, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine said that, for both offences, a total of 119 males and 17 females were arrested.

Of the 102kg of cocaine seized, 90kg were found on outgoing passengers at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

In terms of the eradication effort, the Commissioner said, in Linden alone, 21,150kg of cannabis sativa plants were destroyed by burning.