Police seize drugs and cash

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More than £128,000 worth of drugs have been seized in Tayside within the last month in a series of raids as part of Operation Slate, along with in excess of £47,000 of cash.

Officers have successfully seized a quantity of Class A, B and C drugs from a number of domestic properties across Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross, resulting in 26 people being charged in the concern and supply of drugs and they will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

The local policing teams were supported by Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit officers during the operation which was intelligence led.

Detective Inspector Paul Riley of the CID Proactive Team Unit said: “Tackling drugs is one of top priorities for Tayside and the action taken over the last month demonstrates our commitment to dealing with this issue.

“There will be no let up and the continued action ensures that lethal drugs are taken off our streets and those involved in drug supply are arrested and charged.

“In tackling drug trafficking it is vitally important that we continue to listen to the communities we serve and gather intelligence from the public which helps us target serious organised crime groups and drug dealing activity. The information provided enables us to bring such operations to a successful conclusion and reduce the harm that drugs cause once in our community.

“Local police officers along with specialist units including CID, Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit, search units and police dog units were utilised across the Division during the course of the operation.

“Police Scotland will continue positive action to ensure that drugs are taken off our streets and those involved in drug supply are arrested and charged. If you have information about drug dealing or concerns, I encourage you to contact us on 101, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”