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Big drug haul

Heather-Lynn Evanson

Big drug haul

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ROWS OF MARIJUANA PLANTS appear to be rivalling fields of sugar cane as the main cash crop, albeit illegal, in the island’s countryside.

In the space of one morning, heavily armed detachments from the Drug Squad, the Special Services Unit, the Anti-Gun Unit, the Police Marine Unit and the Barbados Defence Force removed almost 7 500 plants from five rural fields in three parishes.

In one case, more than 3 000 plants, some as high as 12 feet tall, were culled from a field in Cliff Cottage, St John.

It was the biggest haul on a morning where 2 190 plants were also removed from a field in Vaughn’s Land, St Joseph; 1 092 from Pot House, St John (the tallest plant removed from this field was 18 feet); 1 088 from Pollard’s, St Philip, and nine from Claybury, St John.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.