Officers on patrol in Glasgow seize £350k worth of drugs

Published 14 December 2018

Officers in Glasgow recovered drugs with a street value of around £350,000 yesterday following the search of a vehicle on Hawthorn Street, Glasgow.

Around 1.55 pm on Thursday 13 December officers on patrol identified the driver of a vehicle who then stopped his car and made off on foot. With support from the police helicopter they traced the man shortly afterwards.

Police Scotland’s dog unit assisted with a search of the vehicle where a quantity of heroin and 8500 tablets, believed to be diazepam, were found.

A 26 year-old man was arrested and charged with various Road Traffic and drugs offences. He is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday 14 December 2018. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inspector Jim Reid, Greater Glasgow SOCG Disruption Unit, said:

“We have taken a significant amount of drugs off the street and arrested a man as a result of our officers responding quickly whilst working with specialist resources.

“Our officers remain vigilant and are committed to tackling drugs crime and work within the communities of Glasgow every day to identify and arrest offenders.

“Drugs have absolutely no place in our society and I want to reassure people that we will use every tool and tactic at our disposal to target the criminals involved.”

Anyone with any concerns or information regarding drugs activity in their area is urged to contact their local police station via 101. Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.

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