Saturday 17 November, 2018

Police destroy $2.6M in marijuana in Champ Fleurs eradication exercise

Marijuana trees and cured marijuana worth an estimated $2.6 million dollars were destroyed by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIB) during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted in the Champ Fleurs district on Monday.

The exercise, which included assistance from the St Joseph Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Air Support Unit (ASU), was conducted between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm in the Mt Dor area.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to a forested area in the district where they discovered and destroyed four marijuana fields containing 2,680 fully grown marijuana trees, 3.18 kilogrammes of cured marijuana, 700 seedlings, five pounds of marijuana seeds and three camps.

The drug has an estimated street value of $2,631,800.00.

No arrest was made in connection with the find.

This is the second marijuana eradication exercise conducted in the Northern Division in the past week.

On August 31, $2 million in marijuana trees were destroyed at Spring Valley Road, St Joseph, along with seedlings, fertilizers and five camps.


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