Almost £5m worth of illegal drugs seized by Police Scotland in three months – Glasgow Times

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. 
READ MORE: Cops say people could assist with probe into ‘brutal’ murder of Glasgow man, as £20k reward offered
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.”
Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly. We do not pre-moderate or monitor readers’ comments appearing on our websites, but we do post-moderate in response to complaints we receive or otherwise when a potential problem comes to our attention. You can make a complaint by using the ‘report this post’ link . We may then apply our discretion under the user terms to amend or delete comments.
Post moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours.
This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation’s Editors’ Code of Practice. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here
© 2001-2022. This site is part of Newsquest’s audited local newspaper network. A Gannett Company. Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. HP10 9TY. Registered in England & Wales | 01676637 |
Data returned from the Piano ‘meterActive/meterExpired’ callback event.
As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles.
Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services.
These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community.
It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times.

source

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *