Heroin Worth £2m Seized In Stirling

2 October 2017, 09:15

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A "massive" haul of heroin worth an estimated £2 million has been seized by police.

Two men have been charged in connection with the find in Stirling last week.

Police Scotland said officers from their East organised crime and counter terrorism unit swooped on a business premises at Bandeath Industrial Estate on Thursday.

They recovered 20 kilos of the Class A drug, valued at the seven-figure sum, along with 40 kilos of tobacco.

The men, aged 56 and 34, have been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act following the intelligence-led search.

They were expected to appear at Stirling Sheriff Court.

Detective Inspector Dougie Telfer said: "As a result of targeted enforcement activity based on public intelligence, we have been able to recover an absolutely massive quantity of heroin before it could make its way onto our streets.

"Heroin and other harmful substances are a very real threat to the health and wellbeing of our communities and every year these drugs are responsible for the death of vulnerable people. They are a blight on our communities."

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