Published: 09/07/2018 07:00 - Updated: 06/07/2018 12:41

Seizures netted £93k drugs haul

 

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Police raid a Highland flat during a drugs search last autumn.
DRUGS worth almost £100,000 were seized by police in the Highlands in June.

 

Officers have been carrying out targeted enforcement across the region – resulting in seizures of Class A drugs worth approximately £36,500 and Class B drugs valued at around £56,700 being taken off the streets.

In addition to the drugs seizures, which were worth in excess of £93,000, cash totalling £25,500 was also seized.

Class A drugs recovered included cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and MDMA. Class B seizures included amphetamine and both herbal and resin cannabis.

The recoveries were the result of 26 successful drug search warrants during the month.

Drugs were also seized during searches of people and from the postal system.

As a result of this activity, 14 people will be or have been reported for offences relating to drug dealing.

The recoveries are the latest to be made as part of Operation Ram, which is specifically targets disrupting the trade in drugs in the Highlands and Islands.

Detective Inspector Peter Mackenzie said: "We are dedicated to removing illegal drugs from our streets and bringing those intent on dealing them in our communities to justice.

"We could not have achieved these recoveries without the full support of the public who continue to provide us with information which helps us target the dealers and disrupt their activity.

"Every piece of information we receive is used to shape our enforcement activity and these seizures are a direct result of that support from the public.

"Nobody has to put up with living next door to these dealers and if you want it to stop, please come forward with any information which we will deal with in confidence or anonymously by calling or going online with Crimestoppers."

Anyone who can help can contact Police Scotland directly on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can also pass information anonymously online using the Crimestoppers website at www. crimestoppers-uk.org

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