Police destroy marijuana camp in Rio Claro

Story by RALPH BANWARIE

The cured marijuana and the scale seized by police in the anti-crime exercise. (Image TTPS)

Eastern Division Police have destroyed a marijuana camp along with 200 marijuana seedlings, and also seized 13.6 kilograms of cured marijuana, during an anti-crime exercise, yesterday.

According to official police reports, at about 11 am on Saturday, police officers attached to Criminal Investigation Department and the Rio Claro Task Force were on road exercise duties.

When they arrived at Oliver Trace in Cushe, the officers observed that a man ran towards the bushes when he saw the police vehicle approaching. The suspect was of African descent and wore a Marvin Gay hat on his head.

The police gave chase and, in the process, came upon a makeshift camp.  At the site, they discovered some 200 seedlings growing, as well as 13.6 kilograms of cured marijuana, along with a scale.

The man who the officers were chasing managed to elude them and escaped.

Police seized the 13.6 kg of cured marijuana and the scale and destroyed the makeshift camp and burnt the 200 seedlings.

The police officers in the exercise included PCs Sutherland, Billy, Singh and WPC Jagroop.