Broughty properties targeted by police

A HOUSE in Broughty Ferry was one of six properties raided by Tayside Police on Friday as part of a planned operation to disrupt a serious organised crime group, writes Jennifer Newton.

A lock-up garage in Queen Street and a house in Hazelton Way were raided by officers along with other buildings across Dundee at 8 a.m. which has resulted in the arrest of a 36-year-old woman, who appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court on Monday.

The raids were aimed at smashing a group which is believed to be involved in a number of offences including drug dealing, money laundering and mortgage fraud. Around 50 officers were involved.

At the house in Hazelton Way, a quantity of what is believed to have been a Class A drug was uncovered.

A police van along with officers and police dogs were seen outside the house and among the items recovered included a large holdall bag.

Uniformed officers visited houses in the surrounding area with ‘Ditch a Dealer’ leaflets seeking information about suspected drug dealing in the area.

Other properties searched included two commercial premises in Dura Street, a flat in Baldovan Road and a house in Pitkerro Road, all in Dundee.

It also thought items such as computers, mobile ‘phones and other documents were seized during the raids.

A police spokesperson explained: “Enquiries are still ongoing to identify others involved and further arrests are expected in due course.

“Tayside Police are committed to tackling drug related, serious and organised crime and request anyone with information to contact us.”

Tayside police can be contacted directly on 0300 111 222 or via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.