Police destroy $680,000 in marijuana

Marijuana valued at approximately $680,000 and a camp were destroyed by officers of the Southern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Moruga district on Tuesday, police said in a statement today.

The exercise, which included officers of the Moruga Police Station, was conducted between 3 pm and 7 pm, on Tuesday 17th October, 2017.

During the exercise, officers went to a forested area in Marac Village, Moruga, where they discovered a marijuana camp, with three male occupants.

Upon seeing the officers, the men ran off.

A search of the camp was conducted and approximately 150 pounds of dried marijuana was seized.

The camp and the drugs were subsequently destroyed. No arrests were made in connection with the find.

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