Police make Borders drugs swoop

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Police Scotland has carried out a further six house searches within the Borders and three outwith the Borders as part of Operation Archerfish.

Operation Archerfish is targeting individuals involved in the sale/supply of drugs into the local community.

This second phase of the operation was carried out on Friday, December 11. A vehicle was also stopped and searched with a substantial amount of drugs recovered. The two occupants were later arrested.

In total over a kilo of Class B controlled drugs were recovered.

From Friday’s operation, a 31-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman are appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court on yesterday (Monday, December 15) in relation to charges of drugs supply.

Three other persons are being reported to the Procurator Fiscal for possession and production of Class B drugs.

This activity has seriously disrupted the drug supply networks within Borders area and has removed a significant quantity of controlled drugs with a street value in region of £12800. A further £2900 in notes was also recovered.

Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Healy, J Division, said: “The second phase of this operation was once again successful with a significant amount of drugs and cash seized seriously disrupting drug dealing activity within the local community.

“The feedback from the local community appears to be positive and I would actively encourage the public to inform the police of any information they have relating to drug dealing in their community. Those with information can contact police on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”