£60,000 of drugs seized by police

Officers seized cocaine and amphetamine

TWO men are to appear in court today in connection with the seizure of drugs with an estimated street value of £60,000.

The drugs were seized last Friday following a successful intelligence-led policing operation in the Dunfermline area that resulted in the arrest of two men, aged 26 and 21 and involved one kilogramme of cocaine and one kilogramme of amphetamine.

The men will be appearing from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today in connection with offences contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Detective Superintendent Colin Beattie, Head of Crime Management for Fife Constabulary, said: “Tackling drugs and Serious Organised Crime remains a very high priority for Fife Constabulary and is reflected as such within our Policing Plan.

“The misery caused to local communities by this form of criminality cannot be understated, and Fife Constabulary is fully committed to use all available resources to target, disrupt and detect those involved.

“On this occasion, £60,000 of drugs has been removed from the streets of Fife, and I want this to serve as a warning that such criminal activities will not be tolerated. This seizure brings the total value of controlled drugs recovered by Fife Constabulary Drug Squad within the last week to £360,000.

“This seizure is further evidence of what can be achieved when working closely with Fife’s communities and I can assure the people of Fife that we will continue to target all those involved in this form of criminality.

“I would again like to thank our communities for their ongoing support and would urge that members of the public continue to alert us as to their concerns and provide information regarding the activities of those involved in Serious Organised Crime and assist us in removing harmful drugs from our streets. We always listen and investigate what the public tells us. We can be contacted on 0845 600 5702 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”