£100k of Cannabis Recoverd in M74 Police Swoop Near Moffat

Police Scotland can confirm that two people have been arrested and charged following the recovery of cannabis worth an estimated £100,000 in Dumfries.

Road policing officers stopped a black VW Golf on the A74 Glasgow to Carlisle Road, near Greenhillstairs, around 11.10am on Tuesday, 4 February, 2020. Following a search of the vehicle, 10 kilograms of cannabis, with an estimated street value of £100,000, was recovered.

A 25-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman have been arrested and charged in connection with the recovery and a number of road traffic offences. They are due to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court today (Wednesday 5 February).

Road Policing Inspector Campbell Moffat said: “Police Scotland is committed to disrupting the illicit supply of drugs in our communities and we will use every tool and tactic at our disposal to remove these illegal substances from our streets.”
“Criminal behaviour like this spreads harm and misery in our communities and it will not be tolerated. We can’t tackle this alone though. We rely on the support of the public to build intelligence on drug-related issues so that we can act on their concerns.
“I would urge anyone who is aware of any information about the supply of drugs to report the matter to police on 101, or anonymously through independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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