Police Scotland Seized Over Half a Ton of Class A Drugs in Two Years

Police Scotland officers have seized over 600kg of controlled drugs, including heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, between April 2020 and March 2022.

Figures released by the Scottish Government yesterday show that in the previous two years more than 20,000 ecstasy type tablets, around 2,500kg of herbal cannabis and over 75,000 cannabis plants were also seized by officers across the country.

Over the same period, around eight million illicit Benzodiazepines tablets were removed from circulation.

Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie said: “These figures show that Police Scotland is continuing to make progress in removing drugs from our streets.
“We are committed to disrupting organised criminality in all its forms, including the supply of drugs in our communities and holding those involved in supplying them to account.
“As a single service, we are able to deploy specialist and national resources to support local activity and these results highlight the positive impact this is having across Scotland.
“We work closely with national law enforcement agencies and partners to share and act upon intelligence to disrupt organised crime in Scotland. We also continue to work with partners to address the harm this criminality causes to vulnerable people and our communities.”

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