Drugs seized in Broughty raid

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DRUGS with a potential street value of £250,000 were seized during an operation in Broughty Ferry last Tuesday.

The intelligence-led operation led by Tayside Police’s serious crime unit saw two men aged 50 and 35 and a 42-year-old woman charged.

They were then remanded in custody after appearing in private at Dundee Sheriff Court last Wednesday.

Police say the operation was the latest in a strenuous effort to disrupt the flow of drugs into the area and to reduce the harm it causes to communities.

Since April 12, the serious crime unit has recovered Class A and B drugs with an illicit street value of almost £1.8 million.

They have also recovered around £100,000 in cash from organised crime groups within Tayside.

Assistant Chief Constable Angela Wilson acknowledged that the recoveries have been significant and stressed that, in taking the drugs out of circulation, the serious crime unit were also removing drug dealers from our communities and putting them behind bars.

She said: “Drugs are the blight of our communities causing people and neighbourhoods significant harm while serious and organised criminals line their pockets. They care for no one but themselves as they peddle their poison.

“Through our close collaboration with partner agencies and the tremendous assistance that we get from the public we will continue to target those individuals who deal drugs in our communities.

“Together we can make it impossible for these criminals to prosper in our communities.

“We have demonstrated that we will arrest people and put them before the courts. We will go after them repeatedly if they continue to break the law.

“No one should doubt our determination to disrupt their illicit trade, break their will and bring the criminal enterprise to its knees.’’

Anyone who has information that could assist Tayside Police in taking another drug dealer off of the streets should call them on 0300 111 2222, or speak to any officer.