Police on Friday conducted a raid exercise at Old England Coomacka Mines Backlands, Upper Demerara River where 350 Pounds of Cannabis Sativa was found.
Police acting on information went to the above-mentioned location. Whilst the ranks were proceeding into the said area, an unidentified male was seen riding a motor cycle heading in the ranks direction.
The man on seeing the ranks, dropped his motorcycle and ran away, thus making good of his escape.
About 250 yards from the motorcycle the ranks discovered a large quantity of leaves, seeds and stems of green(fresh) and dried Cannabis Sativa plants wrapped in three tarpaulins about 40 feet from each other.
The plants ranged between 2 to 4 feet in height and weighed approximately 350 pounds.
The Cannabis plants were destroyed by fire and the area was marked by it’s location.
The motor cycle and samples were taken to Mackenzie Police Station and lodged.