Massive Drugs Busts In West Of Scotland

13 August 2017, 11:06

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Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of drugs have been seized by police following two separate searches.

Heroin and cannabis worth an estimated street value of £300,000 was recovered, along with a firearm and several rounds of ammunition, during searches of two properties in the east end of Glasgow in the early hours of Thursday.

Police Scotland used search warrants to enter the addresses in Gartloch Road and Rigby Drive as part of an intelligence-led operation.

Two men, aged 30 and 36, were arrested and detained in connection with alleged drugs and firearms offences, while a 26-year-old woman was also arrested and detained in connection with alleged drugs offences.

Detective Inspector Stuart Lipsett said: "Police Scotland will not tolerate this type of reckless and criminal activity, which clearly causes risk and harm to our communities.

"Specialist officers work every day to gather intelligence and target individuals who engage in the supply of controlled drugs, and with the continued support from members of the public, we will put a stop to it."

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, three people have been arrested and £430,000 of heroin and cannabis has been seized following the search of a car.

Police stopped the vehicle at around 5pm on Friday in Teislum Road, Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire, as part of an intelligence-led operation.

Two men, aged 28 and 30, and a 28-year-old woman were arrested over the find and have been detained in custody.

A report is to be sent to the Procurator Fiscal and the three are due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.


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