Thursday 29 October, 2020

Police seize $1.8 million in marijuana after raiding St George farm

After two days of removal, police now have over 11,000 marijuana plants in custody.

Over 8,000 marijuana plants were removed from a field in St George in a second attempt today.

Police Public Relations Officer, Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told the media that around 4.40 pm yesterday evening (May 8), members of the Suppressing Criminal Activity Threatened Society (SCATS) went to a bushy area along 2nd Avenue Greens in St George where a number of marijuana fields were discovered ranging from seedings to 18ft in height.

Assistance for the exercise was rendered from the Servility Patrol and Bridgetown Divisional Patrol resulting in the removal of 3,257 plants. Due to failing light, the eradication process was stopped. 

Today, SCATS personnel with assistance from the Tactical Response Unit and the Narcotics Unit returned to the area and successfully removed the remaining 8,026 plants. 

It was a grand total of 11,283 with an estimated weight of 920 pounds and an estimated street value BBD $1,832,340.00 acquired during the bust.

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