Police discovered and destroyed marijuana trees with an estimated street value of $525,000, during a joint exercise conducted in the Northern Division today, Friday 6 th November, 2020.
Around 6.40 am today, members of the Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.) and the National Security Special Operations Group (N.S.S.O.G), working alongside members of the Air Support Unit and the Special Investigations Unit, embarked on an operation at Sobradura Road, Maracas, St Joseph.
As a result of information received, the combined teams trekked approximately 400 metres into the forest, where they located a marijuana field measuring approximately 50 feet × 100 feet.
The team discovered approximately 300 fully grown marijuana trees and a camp. At the time no one was found in the camp nor in the field.
The marijuana field was burnt, and the camp destroyed. Investigations are continuing.