Operation slate targets drug crime in Arbroath

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Police Scotland in Tayside Division successfully seized a quantity of Class A, B and C drugs from a number of domestic properties across the region on Thursday.

Officers carried out the controlled searches under warrant in Dundee, Arbroath, Perth and Crieff as part of Operation Slate, an ongoing intelligence-led initiative to target drug-related crime across the Division.

The local policing teams were supported by specialist officers during the operation and quantities of drugs were recovered, along with cash.

A number of detentions were made in connection with yesterday’s activities and enquiries are continuing.

Detective Inspector Paul Riley, leading Tayside Division’s CID Pro-active team said: “This was an intelligence led operation leading to a substantial amount of controlled drugs being removed from the streets of Tayside.

“You have told us that drug-related crime is a concern and we listen to our communities throughout Tayside. Tackling drugs is one of our top priorities and the action taken today demonstrates our commitment to dealing with this issue.

“There will be no let up and we will continue to work with partners, elected members and communities themselves to deter this activity, taking action to ensure that drugs are taken off our streets and those that are involved in drug supply are arrested and charged.

“Police Scotland is dedicated to keeping our communities safe and I urge any person who has information about the misuse of drugs in their area to contact us.”

“If you have information about drug dealing or concerns, I encourage you to contact us on 101, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”