Based on weeks of intelligence gathering, ranks of the Guyana Police Force yesterday during a ten hour operation in the Berbice River, destroyed several acres of cannabis and nine camps.
The cannabis and camps were found several miles out of New Amsterdam, located at Hofwerk and Gatetroy respectively.
According to the Police in a statement, in excess of eight thousand plants ranging in heights from two to six feet with an estimated weight of seventeen thousand kilograms were found under cultivation.
Additionally, makeshift tents and camps were erected under which harvested cannabis was hung up to dry, while a large quantity was already packaged in bags with an average weight of nine thousand kilograms.
Police say no arrests have been made so far but investigations are in progress.