Man charged after £60,000 worth of drugs recovered in Dumfries

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A 53-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the recovery of drugs following a pro-active operation in Dumfries.

As part of an intelligence-led operation, officers from Dumfries CID and Police Scotland’s Organised Crime Unit, executed warrants at five properties in the Dumfries area on Friday, 15 July, 2022. Quantities of cannabis with an estimated street value of £60,000 was recovered.

The 53-year-old man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal. A 34-year-old man was also arrested in connection and released pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Craig Nicolson, of Dumfries CID, said: “Our enquiries are ongoing following this pro-active operation. We remain committed to taking appropriate action against people profiting from the sale of illegal and harmful substances.
“The supply of controlled drugs in Dumfries and Galloway remains a police priority and we will take all steps to detect those involved in this type of criminality, in order to bring offenders to justice and to reduce the availability of illicit drugs in our local communities.
“If anyone has any concerns regarding the abuse of controlled drugs, or anyone who may be involved in the supply of controlled drugs, please contact Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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