The Police Narcotics Branch on Friday destroyed several acres of marijuana plants as well as dried marijuana during an eradication exercise at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.
According to reports the police destroyed about 3000 marijuana plants ranging from 1 to four feet in height. They also destroyed 40.9 kilograms of dried marijuana.
In addition, an unlicensed .9mm Smith and Wesson pistol and 13 matching rounds of ammunition were found. The ranks also unearthed an unlicensed 12 gauge shotgun with four marching cartridges. During the operation a camp was also demolished.
A man at the location at the time of the operation was arrested and is in police custody as investigations are continuing.