Ranks come under fire during drug eradication exercise at Kara Kara

first_imgA drug eradication exercise by Police ranks attached to E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) on Wednesday reportedly ended in a shootout at a marijuana farm at Kara Kara, Mackenzie, Linden.The plants before they were destroyedAccording to information received, ranks attached to the Mackenzie Police Station and Community Policing Group ventured 20 miles up the Kara Kara creek in Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice), where they conducted a drug eradication exercise between 06:30h and 15:00h.They reportedly discovered a marijuana farm, which measured approximately two acres and contained approximately 4000 cannabis plants measuring eight inches to four feet in height.The 12-gauge cartridges found at the sceneRanks also discovered a makeshift tent, a quantity of clothing, and a wooden boat, along with five live 12-gauge cartridges.The farm was subsequently destroyed by fire, and samples of the cannabis plants retrieved.However, on their way out of the location, ranks reportedly came under fire by unknown persons. They reportedly returned fire. However, the persons managed to escape. The area has since been marked as Police try to ascertain the owner of the land.An investigation has been launched.last_img read more