Eight Arrested After Drugs Busts

17 June 2016, 16:05 | Updated: 17 June 2016, 16:08

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Eight people have been arrested and charged after police seized drugs worth £10,000 in West Lothian.

Cannabis, heroin and valium were recovered after a search of six homes in Livingston, Armadale, Bathgate, Whitburn and Breich.

Officers also found two electricity meters that had been illegally bypassed.

Seven men aged 43, 47, 38, 24, 47, 30 and 40 as well as a 46-year-old woman were charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act and will appear at court at a later date.

The two-day enforcement action was part of Operation Borah, an ongoing initiative to tackle drug crime across the Lothians and Scottish Borders.

Police Scotland Inspector Adam Smith, from Livingston police station, said: ''Tackling drug crime and the associated harm it caused to our communities is a priority for police in West Lothian and we will continue to act on intelligence from the public to carry out enforcement action such as this.

''If you have any information relating to ongoing drug crime in your area, then please contact us on 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.''