Suspected drug dens raided

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Drug dealers in Arbroath suffered another setback today (Thursday) as dozens of police officers raided addresses in the town.

Operation Trillium, the latest phase in Police Scotland’s crackdown on drug-dealing in Arbroath, saw around 60 officers descend on addresses in Noran Avenue and Strathairlie Avenue among others.

Chief Inspector Gordon Milne, Local Area Commander for Angus, said: “We were back on the ground this morning. It was very similar to what we did in October. So far we’ve raided five addresses and two or three arrests for drug trafficking offences have been made.

“It’s basically a follow on from what we did in October.”

Operation Shrug in October last year also saw a number of suspected drug dens and dealers in Arbroath targeted and this latest phase according to the Chief Inspector was partly the result of intelligence gathered in the aftermath of that operation.

He added: “At the moment we’ve had some success, a quantity of heroin has been recovered and some cannabis cultivation. It looks quite successful so far.”

The Arbroath Herald attended one of the targeted properties in Noran Avenue and witnessed one individual being led in handcuffs from the premises to a waiting police car, before being driven off.