More than 900 ganja plants seized

Some 984 cannabis plants have been by seized members of the Marine Section and the Tactical Response Unit of the Royal Barbados Police Force.

The plants, ranging from seedlings to 2ft in height, were seized during drug eradication operations on Monday, June 19.

The authorities seized 452 plants at Cherry Grove, St John; 449 at Moore’s Land, St John; and 83 at Welchman Hall, St Thomas.

No arrests were made.

56 Responses to More than 900 ganja plants seized

  1. Kay Critchlow
    Kay Critchlow June 22, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Pity this effort isn’t put into growing food .

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    • MArk Anthony
      MArk Anthony June 22, 2017 at 11:13 am

      It’s not very profitable when competing with cheap imports.

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    • Andrew Alleyne
      Andrew Alleyne June 22, 2017 at 11:33 am

      https://youtu.be/Idujb84MwPE. educate yourself… But to each his own…

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    • Kay Critchlow
      Kay Critchlow June 22, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Andrew Alleyne oh I’m not saying it doesn’t have a place in medicine but come on many many people just want it and from a young age making people tired lazy anyway we are all entitled to an opinion : what happens speaks volumes .

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    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva June 22, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      There would be no need for imports if Barbados can grow enough. This is the logic that is missing. The land and time it takes to produce illegal drugs the government should give these people a alternative choice and provide the land free of charge, give them the necessary products and equipment to grow food and pay them a salary. The option would be better than jail and perhaps it can become profitable enough for the people to make a decent living. Bajan government needs to think of alternatives rather than throwing these people in jail. They also need to pay them a decent salary to make it attractive and not use them as if they were slaves.

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      • BOB June 23, 2017 at 7:07 pm

        Even if they had the land to grow food they wouldn’t, the returns from growing food would be pennies on the dollar to what they make taking risks.

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    • Kay Critchlow
      Kay Critchlow June 22, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Maria Leclair Dasilva I agree in part but hold on our men went down the mines worked in the pits kids swept chimneys etc etc ! People need to step up .

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    • Samud Ali
      Samud Ali June 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Some people talk as if large scale agriculture is easy to start up and operate. And who are we kidding about being able to feed ourselves? ? We feed tourists first.

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    • Samud Ali
      Samud Ali June 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Always glorifying the past

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  2. Taurus Bull
    Taurus Bull June 22, 2017 at 10:41 am

    It is food, brain food. When the demand is greater than the supply people will risks to make it happened.

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  3. Carmela Charles
    Carmela Charles June 22, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Kay you are so right.

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  4. Teresa Payne
    Teresa Payne June 22, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Well d goverment killing d country an ppl break daz hw ppl gotta live if wunna got problems wid d lord trees take it up with him

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  5. Pete King
    Pete King June 22, 2017 at 11:15 am

    They should be looking for the guns, they are killing our people.

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    • Fuji Kidd
      Fuji Kidd June 22, 2017 at 11:40 am

      And why? It’s a commodity made illegal for no good reason. Before that no one fought over it because everyone had access to it.

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    • Akobi Gill
      Akobi Gill June 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Fuji now now, don’t you dare bring common sense and logic into this.

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    • Akobi Gill
      Akobi Gill June 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Fuji it’s ok, while we sit and wait for the rest of the world to get a head start on the legal marijuana race, our ignorant population chastises it while drinking wine at church.

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    • Fuji Kidd
      Fuji Kidd June 22, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Akobi the powers that be have gotten into our heads about a lot of stuff, and we swallow it because that is what we are trained to do. So many people in barbados have probably never asked “why is marijuana illegal?”. That is the genesis of the end of ignorant thought. Why is it like this? Where did it start? Then people, with new information – have to decide to let go of the old, outdated, irrelevant or incorrect data and embrace the new. But I recognize that this is too much as well, because – ego.

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    • Akobi Gill
      Akobi Gill June 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Fuji you’re asking the wrong questions. Ask things like how is it marijuana is everywhere but no longer held coming into the island?
      You can find stories of plants being found in abundance, but none of them being found coming through our ports daily. People are so silly it amuses me, we don’t make the guns and ammo, we surely don’t plant all the weed, but still… it’s everywhere.

      It makes no sense applauding taking away our homegrown herbs while like everything else our marijuana import bill is through the roof. The people are not brainwashed, they are simply stupid. Poor man can grow and sell but the rich have free passage through the ports.

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    • Fuji Kidd
      Fuji Kidd June 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Akobi Gill I keep trying to believe that people aren’t willfully stupid.

      The fact remains however that weed is just a plant yet it cannot be made legal because with our level of thought we are not able to handle it as a lawful and regulated commodity.

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    • Kay Critchlow
      Kay Critchlow June 22, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      It’s true all so true the weed good god may have some medicinal purpose but for crying out load see the errors it also bring with it .

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  6. Dana Jemmott
    Dana Jemmott June 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Question of the day HOW MUCH DID THE P.O. P.O. KEEP FOR THEMSELVES? Hhhmmm

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    • Shawn Brathwaite
      Shawn Brathwaite June 22, 2017 at 11:58 am

      About 980

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    • Kim A. Jones
      Kim A. Jones June 22, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Ooooooooooooio

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      • Milli Watt June 22, 2017 at 9:29 pm

        I would have you know that the members of the RBPF would never involve themselves in that kind of activity…….we are more into

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  7. Jay Manny
    Jay Manny June 22, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Are there no crimes to be solved? Nothing better to do with their time?

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  8. Alex Alleyne June 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    More WEED in BIM growing than CANES.

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  9. Yolanda Boyce
    Yolanda Boyce June 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Little barbados its a lie barbados got place to plant so much ganja

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  10. Ras Binghi Iword
    Ras Binghi Iword June 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Great way to advertise fresh stock.

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  11. Chris Barnett
    Chris Barnett June 22, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    = C-los Ricardos look dem bajans throwing away money again LIFE GOTA BE SWEET ON THE ROCK for them to be throwing away money so LOL LOL first world countries going laugh at them all dem lives (Asking for me not a friend) LOL LOL !

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    • Ryan Videodv
      Ryan Videodv June 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      That the Government cover up to make it look like them doing some thing police foolish too hardly getting money and risking he life stupidly.

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    • Chris Barnett
      Chris Barnett June 22, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      = Man small island people wont get sense at all they could easy set the example because of the scale for the rest of the world but MINISTERS just interested in TAX and the police just interested in the persecution of hard working tax payers on the commutes to and from work…….LIFE lol

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    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva June 22, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      If this is legalised in Barbados it does not mean there will be a demand for it outside of Barbados. Countries where it is legal and being used for medicinal purposes are growing there own. Alberta Canada is constructing a building to be finished by November 2017, it’s the size of 16 foot ball fields and will produce more than 100,000 kilogrammes per year. There is also a massive production facility in New Brunswick and British Columbia. Bajans who believe they will get wealthy by selling to other countries will have a wake up call once they realise they waited too long and have been left in the dust. Too late to get business from Canada and how many other countries is it too late for? Would need to have a big enough demand for this in the island and once it is legalised these people who.are selling illegally will be left in the cold unless they continue to sell illegally and under cut legal prices and this is not going to make anything better financial for the poor. The only thing this may cause is more blood shed with gangs fighting over territory because the pickings are going to become slimmer. Barbados may end up having I got more gangs than territory in the future, if it hasn’t already started to happen. Don’t forget Barbados is only 166 sq miles of land and there is room for only so many gangs before they cross territories.

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      • Biscuits June 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm

        Well said….some here never lived in a country torn apart by ‘turf wars’ where eventually the murder rate climbs and neither women nor children are safe.

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    • C-los Ricardos
      C-los Ricardos June 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      I live in Alberta and it is a well known fact that that facility will not even cover local demand. Do not bullshit bajans. You think we don’t have gang violence in BC and Alberta? It is a lot worst than Barbados though we Canadians paint a pretty picture of Canada. Two friends of friends were gun down outside of superstore here in Calgary a few weeks ago in broad daylight. You cannot eliminate crime.

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    • Ryan Videodv
      Ryan Videodv June 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      You ain’t know if the difference would be climate and soil Jamaican Marijuana is top brand won many times in Holland marijuana cup and top price in Holland coffee shops JA sensi and lambs bread collie is the brand name

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    • Chris Barnett
      Chris Barnett June 22, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      = Don’t go to hard on them they are third worlders

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  12. Gansta Lovin
    Gansta Lovin' June 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Tha is real herb boy…tha body crying boy, money gone

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  13. Huasani Manard
    Huasani Manard June 22, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Bun fire pun d corrupted Babylonian system we got running here. Them could go all Tru d bush to find poor man herb but can’t check d banks fa d money that d politicians thief . Bun fire again

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  14. Ryan Videodv
    Ryan Videodv June 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    That the Government cover up to make it look like them doing some thing police foolish too hardly getting money and risking he life stupidly.

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  15. C-los Ricardos
    C-los Ricardos June 22, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Chris Barnett Many of them claim to want viable and immediate solutions for the island that would yield positive economic results. Well let’s see… I am going to make an assumption of 1lb per plant at a wholesale value of $1500 USD. That’s $1.35M in taxable revenue or $236K at 17.5% VAT. Street value increases these numbers substantially. If you assume that a plant can be harvested every 3 months. That’s $1M in loss government revenue a year on this bust alone. The policemen that conducted the raids collect wages for their work. Costs are incurred convicting and imprisoning the individuals. These cost put a strain on the economy. Are bajans going to continue to be slaves to historical rhetoric that demonizes this plant? Wake up.

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    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva June 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Growing illegally is not positive. What this does is causes more blood shed. Bajans are confused between the pros and cons of legal and illegal production. Nothing good will ever be come of growing marijuana illegally. There are many more downsides to growing illegally, it is not worth the problems it is causing. Cops are doing their job, if it were legal it would be a totally different story. There will never be any advantage nor will anything good be gained for those who are growing marijuana illegally. Blood shed is what this produces.

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    • C-los Ricardos
      C-los Ricardos June 22, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      I see your point Maria Leclair Dasilva but we do not live in Utopia. People consume marijuana. Either someone grows it in Barbados limiting transportation and other related costs or they import it and incur mentioned costs. Those costs influence its success on the black market. And influences the violence that is a product of black market activity. Yes the cops are doing their jobs but it is the wrong job. In the 40s and 50s it also used to be a police officer’s job to tell black people where they could walk after 6pm. That is no longer their job for a reason. We should not defend ignorance. It is a harmless plant.

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    • Enam Idrissa
      Enam Idrissa June 22, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      Where is the legal grow op?

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    • Chris Barnett
      Chris Barnett June 22, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      = The larger markets (legal) are in Cali

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  16. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams June 22, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Would that count as praedial larceny?

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  17. Natasha Francis
    Natasha Francis June 22, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    why seize the only thing that growing to export cause lately barbados have nothing economically to export

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  18. Troy P Hoyte
    Troy P Hoyte June 22, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I guess when they legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. More than half of the population of Bajans. Will have a sickness.

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  19. Swindley Edwards
    Swindley Edwards June 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    The world is making ganja legal and Barbados is chasing RAINBOWS

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  20. Elaine Vanhuis
    Elaine Vanhuis June 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Barbados need to legalize the stuff and make it a cash crop. Barbados need the money. Less young people are smoking the stuff in Colorado since it was legalize. Legalization does not necessarily lead to abuse. If cigarettes can be legal pot can be legal cigarettes cause more deaths than pot.

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  21. Alex Alleyne June 22, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    They say Barbados got the best GINGER and SEA ISLAND COTTON, where are the fields of such plants.
    Oh, there is MORE MONEY in WEED.
    People all “it’s illegal in BIM to grow weed for sale”.
    All you who still talking about “MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES” should go read JEFF SESSIONS speech.
    “in the mist of an historic drug epidemic and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime. The country (USA) must be in a position to use ALL LAWS available to combat the drug organizations and dangerous drug traffickers who threaten American Lives”.
    Now after reading such , match it to the shootings on the streets of Barbados. PEOPLE ALL PLEASE SEE THE BIG PICTURE.

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  22. Omar Clarke
    Omar Clarke June 22, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Jackasses still worried about a plant smh

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  23. Shayne Guzman
    Shayne Guzman June 22, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Sooooo whawt…..

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  24. Shakira Shemora
    Shakira Shemora June 22, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Good greenery dem harming

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  25. joan Worrell June 22, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    The jury is out on the pros and cons of marijuana use. Some scientists find it to be harmful whereas others find it to be harmless. A good URL to read and make your own decision is
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/mind_brain/marijuana/

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