Cannabis seized from fields in St George
Police have seized a large quantity of locally grown cannabis valued in excess of $1.8 million.
In a media release today, lawmen say over 11 000 plants, ranging from seedlings to 18 feet high, were discovered at 2nd Avenue Greens, St George, on Friday.
Around 4:40 p.m., members of the Suppressing Criminal Activity Threatened Society (SCATS) unit, acting on a tip, went to a bushy area in the district and discovered the marijuana fields.
With assistance from the Servility patrol and Bridgetown Divisional patrol, police removed 3 257 plants, but the operation stopped because of fading light.
Lawmen, including some from the Tactical Response and Narcotics Units, returned to the scene today and removed 8 026 plants.
The 11 283 plants weighed approximately 920 pounds and have an estimated street value of $1 832 340.
The drugs are currently being kept in police custody.
No arrests have been made, but investigations are continuing. (PR/SAT)
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