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Police seize drugs worth £3.5m in East Kilbride raids

Four people have been arrested after drugs with a street value of £3.5m were seized in raids in South Lanarkshire.

Two men, aged 54 and 27, were held after cocaine, diamorphine and cannabis resin, worth £1,535,000, were found at a property in East Kilbride on Friday.

A related raid in the town the following day recovered 240 kilos of cannabis resin worth £2m. A man, 31, and 34-year-old woman were arrested.

All four people are expected to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday.

Officers acting under warrant conducted the first raid at a property in Galloway Road, East Kilbride, at about 15:25 on Friday.

As part of the same operation, they searched a property in the town's Pembroke on Saturday.

Det Supt Andy Gunn, of Strathclyde Police's major crime and terrorism investigation unit, said: "Without doubt, this operation shows those involved in organised crime that we are keeping people safe and we have the ways and means to catch them and far from being complacent we will, and are, actively targeting them and ensure that there is no hiding place."

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