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Cocaine and cannabis valued at £300,000 recovered by police dog in Easter Ross


By Hector MacKenzie

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Police have put a £300,000 street value on the drugs, believed to be cocaine and cannabis.
Police have put a £300,000 street value on the drugs, believed to be cocaine and cannabis.

DRUGS worth with an estimated street value of £300,000 have been recovered in Easter Ross.

Police said this afternoon that the drugs had been recovered from the Alness area thanks to the work of police dog, Sika.

The recovery was made in what police described as "a rural area near Fyrish" on Tuesday this week.

A statement issued today said: "While enquiries remain ongoing, the drugs are believed to be cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of over £300,000."

Local Inspector Jim Rice, from Tain Police Station, said: “Drugs misuse and dealing brings nothing but misery to our communities and I want the public to know that we will use every tool and tactic at our disposal to remove these illegal substances from our streets.

“I’d like to commend the good work of PD Sika and his handler for their assistance in this case."

There have been no arrests or charges in this case to date and enquiries remain ongoing.



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