Five males inclusive of a juvenile were arrested following a Joint Services operation at Ekura Creek, Canje River, Berbice on Tuesday which unearthed five shotguns, a pistol and three live rounds along with 12 kilograms of cannabis.
The almost 16-hour operation involved 14 ranks inclusive of two Senior Officers, one from the Guyana Police Force and the other from the Guyana Defence Force.
The team first went to a location at Ekura, where two camps with several occupants were seen, but on seeing the ranks, the men escaped into thick vegetation leaving behind three single-barrel shotguns.
Several miles further up the creek at Wakie, the ranks descended on two other camps with six males, one being a 15- year-old; however, one escaped.
A search of their camps revealed a 9mm pistol with three live rounds, two single-barrel shotguns and the processed cannabis along with a five-acre cannabis field with plants ranging from one inch to three inches in height.
The camps and the dried cannabis were destroyed by fire while the guns and ammunition were taken as evidence.