9 acres of cannabis destroyed by police -3 in custody

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Materials which were found during the raid were set on fire by the police on Thursday

IN excess of nine acres of cultivated cannabis with about 8,000 plants was discovered by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) during a drug-eradication exercise at Araray Village, Upper Essequibo. The plants ranged in heights from one foot to 10 feet, while several nurseries with over 3,000 seedlings and two make-shift tents were found and destroyed during the 12-hour exercise.

A section of the area which was cultivated with cannabis plants
A section of the area which was cultivated with cannabis plants

According to the police force, three males who were found tending to the cultivation were taken into custody and are expected to be charged with cultivating prohibited plants.