Police burn $147M worth of ganja

first_imgThe Police Narcotics Branch on Wednesday burnt 294.2 kilograms of ganja that were confiscated over a two-year period (2015 and 2016).The huge quantity of marijuana, which had an estimated street value of $147 million, was destroyed at the incinerator at Princes Street, GeorgetownA quantity of marijuana was seized following raids conducted by the Narcotics Branch, while another quantity was collected from several court cases.The huge quantity of marijuana, which had an estimated street value of $147 million, was destroyed at the incinerator at Princes Street, Georgetown. This activity is done on an annual basis by the Guyana Police Force. A similar exercise is planned for Friday at the same location.The destruction which started at 11:30h, and lasted for more than an hour, was witnessed by representatives from the Georgetown Mayor and City Council, the Public Security Ministry, the Guyana Fire Service, the Guyana National Bureau of Standards and the media.The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on a yearly basis would also destroy cocaine and marijuana seized during operations.In August of 2014, the drug enforcement agency destroyed over two tonnes of cocaine and marijuana, with an estimated worth of over US$30 million.The cocaine and marijuana that were destroyed were part of an accumulation of drugs seized over between 2013 and 2014. The illegal drugs were released to CANU following the conclusion of the court cases. Approximately 730 kilos and 1970 kilos of marijuana were destroyed by the agency.last_img

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