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Man arrested after Coatbridge and Airdrie drug raids

A 34-year-old man has been arrested after drugs worth an estimated £305,000 were seized in North Lanarkshire.

About 305,000 diazepam tablets were recovered in two linked police operations on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The first took place in Reid Street, Coatbridge, and was followed by a second raid in Avalon Place, Airdrie.

Police Scotland appealed for anyone with information to come forward and said a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Det Insp Kevin Jamieson, from Lanarkshire Division CID, said: "We will continue to act on any information received to ensure that drug dealing has no home in our communities.

"This is a significant recovery of diazepam which has reduced the potential harm which could have been caused by these drugs, both in Lanarkshire and beyond."

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