Two men arrested following drugs recovery in Eyemouth

Police in the Borders have arrested two men after large quantities of class A drugs were found in properties in Eyemouth.

By Kevin McRoberts
Thursday, 28th May 2020, 2:00 pm
Police in the Borders have been working with colleagues in Northumbria to tackle drugs crime.
Police in the Borders have been working with colleagues in Northumbria to tackle drugs crime.

On Wednesday, May 27, the Scottish Borders Community Action Team led the execution of search warrants with the assistance of specialist officers at three addresses in Bennison Square, Skeldons Brae and Chapel Quay.

The searches were executed as part of a joint intelligence sharing operation with Northumbria Police targeting drug dealers who exploit vulnerable people for their own illicit gain.

A search of the three premises found quantities of heroin and cocaine with an estimated street value of £15,000, as well as quantities of class B and C drugs.

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Sergeant Gavin Liddle, of the Community Action Team, said: “As a result of an intelligence-led search today a large quantity of drugs has been removed from circulation.

“A 39-year-old man has been charged and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Thursday, May 28), in connection with drug offences.

“A 23-year-old man has also been arrested and will be reported to Procurator Fiscal in due course.

“Drug dealers and removing illegal substances from our communities remains a priority for officers and I would encourage anyone with information about drug crime in their area to report this to us so that we can investigate thoroughly.”

Anyone with information regarding drug supply should contact police via 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.