Police seize £250k of heroin in Scottish Borders

Police have seized £250,000-worth of heroin in Galashiels. Credit: PA Images

More than £250,000-worth of heroin has been seized in the Scottish Borders after a series of raids.

Police Scotland Officers searched seven homes in Galashiels yesterday and found drugs, cash and electronic equipment.

In one of the properties - a house in Laidlaw Court - heroin with a street value of more than £250,000 was found. A 39-year-old man was subsequently arrested in connection with drug offences.

He is due to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court today.

The force has said four other men - aged 24, 28, 32, and 43 - "will be subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with drugs offences".

It described the seizure as the result of an "intelligence-led" operation, which involved officers from several different departments.

Detective Chief Inspector Bryan Burns said:  

He added:

Anyone with information about the supply of illegal drugs can contact police on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously.