ALMOST £5million worth of illegal drugs were seized by police in three months, a report shows.
Between April and June this year, Police Scotland recovered substances including cannabis, cocaine and heroin with a total estimated street value of up to £4.7m in a number of operations, according to the services 2022-23 Quarter 1 Performance Report.
This included a vehicle stop in Lanarkshire which resulted in a seizure of 2.7kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of £80,000 and approximately 6kg of heroin and cocaine that was recovered by Road Policing officers following a vehicle stop in North Lanarkshire.
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Deputy Chief Constable Fiona Taylor QPM said: “We know the terrible toll of drugs deaths in Scotland and the action described in this performance report underlines our commitment to reducing the harm caused to individuals, families and communities.
“Policing has a vital role in preventing drugs from reaching our streets and bringing those engaged in serious and organised crime to justice and that will always be a key duty and priority for Police Scotland.”
The performance report also outlines progress on the national roll-out of Naloxone, following a decision to train and equip all operational officers with the life-saving nasal spray.
DCC Taylor added: “Preservation of life lies right at the heart of policing.
“The national roll-out of Naloxone can assist in our positive legal duty to improve the lives of our communities.”
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