The Guyana Police Force seized about 1, 530 pounds (693.2 kg) of illegal drugs for this year including cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy. The drugs were seized between the period of January 1 – September 6 during intelligence led operations.
However, when compared to illegal drugs seized for the same period in 2020, a 33.9 per cent decrease was recorded. Approximately 2, 316 pounds (1, 050 kg) illegal drugs were seized in 2020.
The data was provided in the Force’s latest serious crimes report which was released on Wednesday. The report revealed some 347.2 pounds (157.5 kg) of cannabis were confiscated for the year so far, while in 2020 1, 136 pounds (515.3 kg) were seized.
The seizure of cocaine recorded a slight increase this year; 1, 181 pounds were seized this year while 1, 180 pounds were seized in 2020.
Ecstasy recorded the lowest number of seizure for both years; 52.1 grams were seized this year and 54 grams were seized in 2020.
Additionally, the Guyana Police Force managed to destroy 93.5 acres of ganja fields, a major increase from the 39 acres destroyed in 2020.