The Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill will today be in Dumfries to praise the efforts of the force in tackling drug gangs.
Dumfries and Galloway has one of the highest incidents of drugs seizures in the country.
Mr MacAskill is touring all forces in Scotland before their amalgamation.
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