Tayside and Central Scotland

More arrests in Forth Valley drugs operation

Ten more people have been arrested during a major operation to crack down on drug dealing in central Scotland.

It follows the charging of 13 people under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Tuesday.

Eight homes were searched in Sauchie, Tillicoultry, Killearn, Falkirk and Stirling on Wednesday.

Police Scotland said they had seized cocaine, heroin and £700 in cash during the raids, which are part of Operation Core.

The operation was launched in August 2015 to tackle people involved in drug dealing.

Ch Supt John Hawkins said: "Our activity on Tuesday has been followed up by further enforcement as we look to drive home the message that drug crime and associated offences will not be tolerated in our communities."

He added that the members of the public had "readily come forward" with information about people dealing drugs in their communities.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites