South Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway drugs haul worth £330,000 seized

Dumfries and Galloway police have seized drugs worth more than £300,000 in the space of three days.

The cannabis, heroin, cocaine and amphetamines were discovered between Friday and Monday.

The largest single haul - valued at about £300,000 - was found in a vehicle on the A74(M) motorway.

A police spokesman said a man and a woman had been arrested as a result of the find and would appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

The other incidents were:

  • After a search in Dalbeattie cannabis worth about £1,300 was recovered and a report is being prepared for the procurator fiscal
  • A man and a woman will appear at Stranraer Sheriff Court in relation to the recovery of heroin in the town
  • Two men will also appear in court in connection with the recovery of £30,000 worth of herbal cannabis on the A74(M)
  • A house search in Wigtown recovered drugs and as a result a man from the town will be the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal
  • Quantities of cannabis, cocaine and amphetamine were recovered after a number of house searches in Dumfries - a woman from the town is expected to appear in court.

Det Insp Mark Carruthers, of the force's drug squad, said: "This has been a particularly busy period which has brought about some substantial recoveries of drugs in the region over a fairly short period of time."

He urged anyone with further information about drugs in the region to contact police immediately.