Over $5 million in weed destroyed in Biche

Eastern Division officers have destroyed over $5 million dollars’ worth in marijuana trees and dried marijuana, during an eradication exercise in Biche on Wednesday.

The exercise included officers attached to the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU), Eastern Division Task Force (EDTF) and the Air Support Unit.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to a forested area off the Biche Main Road, where they discovered five fields containing 5,300 fully grown marijuana trees along with 22.5 kilogrammes of dried marijuana.

Both the drug and the trees, which have an estimated value of $5,225,000, were destroyed by officers.

OCIU officers are continuing investigations.

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