POLICE ranks stationed in Berbice, under the command of two officers of the narcotics branch, destroyed an estimated $101 million worth of cannabis on Saturday at De Veldt Savannah, Upper Berbice River. The destruction exercise occurred between 05:00hrs and 18:30hrs. Police Headquarters in a statement noted that the ranks discovered three suspected cannabis farms, which measured about 15 acres and contained roughly six 600,000 cannabis plants, ranging from six inches to five feet in height along with six make-shift camps. The camps were occupied by three men, who ran in some bushes and escaped upon seeing the ranks; the area was searched and one 12-gauge single-barrel shotgun, along with two live 12-gauge cartridges, and one 12-gauge empty shell were found, along with a quantity of seeds, leaves and stems suspected to be cannabis; this weighed 40 pounds. The camps and cannabis plants were destroyed by fire. No arrests were made and a probe is underway.