IN an operation led by the police and guided by intelligence, four individuals were arrested on Monday. The operation, which lasted from 04:00hrs to 11:30hrs, occurred in Yarrowkabara backlands, situated off the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.
Along with the four arrests, eight fields of cannabis sativa (marijuana) plants were also discovered.
The four persons who were arrested are: 25-year-old Fayon Reeves, a farmer of Circuit Road, Timehri; Kishore Ram, a 35-year-old labourer of Cummings Lodge; 29-year-old Munesh Ram, also of Cummings Lodge; and 21-year-old Miguel Gomes of Hyde Park, Timehri.
According to the police report, Gomes was found in a camp and took the police to the field, where he was planting narcotics, all of which were destroyed along with the camp.
A nursery containing a quantity of seedlings, which amounted to around 1000 plants, was found and destroyed, and a quantity of dried cannabis was found in the camps where the other three suspects were arrested.
Moreover, the cannabis found in the camp with the other suspects was weighed and amounted to 1700 grams.
The total plants found amounted to approximately 5,000 plants. Several of these plants were uprooted and taken as exhibits.
At present, the four suspects have been placed in custody, pending charges.
The operation, led by an Assistant Superintendent from Special Branch and comprising several ranks from Regional Division 4B, resulted in the discovery of well-cultivated narcotic plants ranging from two feet…