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Borders Police crackdown on drug crimes as man arrested

Borders police say they will continue to tackle drug crimes Credit: ITV Border

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with possessing and supplying illegal drugs.

He was found on a property in Innerleithen yesterday.

Police Scotland Community Inspector Tony Hodges of Galashiels Police Station say tackling drug crime is a top priority.

Our proactive drugs operations combined with information from the public has resulted in us taking more illegal drugs off the streets of the Scottish Borders. Tackling drug crime is a top priority for Police Scotland and we have a zero tolerance policy towards drug related offences. We continue to deal with any offences reported to the police using every resource at our disposal.

– Community Inspector Tony Hodges, Galashiels Police Station

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Lockerbie drugs haul

Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland say drugs with an estimated street value of £28,000 have been recovered from a car stopped on the A74(M) near `Lockerbie.

Cocaine and cannabis were seized by officers who stopped the car heading north.

A 33 year old man has been arrested.

Second person arrested in Galashiels drugs bust

Police Scotland says a second person has been arrested and charged with drug offences in the Scottish Borders as part of the ongoing Operation Gatekeeper.

Dealer quantities of heroin were recovered during a police rain at an address in Galashiels on Monday, March 28. A number of diazepam tablets and other drug related items were also found.

A 28-year-old man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal and appear in court at a later date.

Operation Gatekeeper was launched to tackle all forms of drug crime across the Scottish Borders and actively target those responsible for the production and distribution of harmful substances.

Once again, vital information from the public resulted in the successful recovery of heroin and a male will face drug charges at court.

We will continue to work alongside our relevant partner agencies and local communities to identify those responsible for drug crime and bring them to justice.

– Detective Inspector David Fyvie from the Lothians and Scottish Borders Proactive Unit

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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