Police find ganja farm, ammo; 2 arrested

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Police destroyed the cultivation of marijuana and the camp found nearby

Police ranks on Wednesday arrested two males after they were found on a marijuana farm, where ammunition shells were also discovered at Bartica Village, Upper Berbice River.

It was reported that a gazetted rank and a party of police from the Central Police Station in Region Six carried out an intelligence-led operation at Bartica Village.

There, it was discovered that a plot of land measuring about an acre was planted with some 6000 marijuana plants ranging from 6 inches to 12 inches in height.

A search was conducted on a camp on the land where two males were arrested.

The 16-gauge cartridges found at the scene

Further searches were conducted during which a quantity of suspected cannabis, eight live 16-gauge cartridges and three 20-gauge empty shells were found.

The suspected cannabis plants and camp were destroyed by fire, while  the suspects and other articles mentioned were escorted to the Central Police Station in New Amsterdam, where the suspected cannabis was weighed in the presence of the suspects and amounted to 150 grams.

The suspected cannabis, three 20-gauge empty shells and the eight live 16-gauge cartridges were lodged to produce as evidence against the suspects, a 53-year-old and a 24-year-old, as investigations continue.