Police have burnt over 6-thousand cannabis plants seized from several local locations on Guadalcanal Plains early this month.
Earlier this month, the Police and the Participating Police Force conducted a series of police operations on suspected cannabis plantations in the Guadalcanal Plains area.
A total of 6-thousand, 4-hundred and ninety-two cannabis (pron: kah-nah-bis) plants – worth an estimated street value of 13 million – were seized from several locations.
Supervising Police Commissioner Walter Kola said, this was a record cannabis seizure by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.
After forensic samples were obtained, the cannabis was destroyed by a ‘controlled burn’ last Thursday.
The Supervising Police Commissioner also said police have identified a number of persons of interest as part of this major ongoing investigation.