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Drugs hauls worth £197k traced in region

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , , ,

POLICE in Dumfries and Galloway have recovered two large hauls of drugs.

Cannabis with an estimated value of £197,000 was discovered following two separate searches on Thursday.

In the first, a car travelling north on the A74(M) was stopped by a police patrol near Lockerbie and a haul found, believed to have a street value of £120,000.

Police Scotland state a 28-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested.

In the second, thought to be unconnected, incident, cannabis to the value of around £77,000 was recovered after a house in the Eskdalemuir area was searched.

Two men, a 38-year-old from the local area, and a 57-year-old from Edinburgh were arrested.

Police say reports have been forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal at Dumfries.



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