Justice Minister in Dumfries

The Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill is meeting with drugs enforcement officers in Dumfries today.

It is part of series of visits he's making before the amalgamation of all police forces in Scotland on April the 1st.

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Full report: Justice Minister visits Dumfries and Galloway Police

The Scottish Justice Minister gave assurances today that local policing issues won't suffer when the eight forces in Scotland merge into one next month.

Kenny MacAskill was paying his last visit to Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary.

He met drug enforcement officers in Dumfries who have just arrested scores of people in an operation to crack down on local gangs.

Matthew Taylor has this report:

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