‘Operation Safe Streets’ leads to second marijuana burn

(ZIZ News) — As the momentum for marijuana eradication continues, the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force conducted a second burn of marijuana seized during “Operation Safe Streets” early Monday morning.

The burn which occurred at a secured location destroyed a total of over 50 thousand plants.

The burning plants were reportedly ranging from one (1) foot to about eleven (11) feet in size.

ZIZ’S cameras were at the scene to witness the large quantity of plants engulfed in a massive fire.

As part of the safety operation, over the past 3 weeks, teams visited ninety-two (92) sites under cultivation and uprooted and seized over 25,000 marijuana plants within 4 days of launching the programme.

The first burn occurred on Friday September 30 and saw the destruction of over 31,000 marijuana plants.

“Operation Safe Streets” is a law enforcement operation led by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force with a goal to rid our communities of illegal firearms and ammunition, illegal drugs, and instruments that can be used to commit crimes.

“Operation Safe Streets” began in the early hours of Tuesday September 20 with search teams operating on collected intelligence, seizing and disrupting marijuana cultivation in several areas across the Federation.

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