More than a quarter of a million pounds worth of drugs have been seized by police in the Scottish Borders.
On Tuesday night, officers raided seven properties in Galashiels and recovered drugs, cash and electronic equipment.
The intelligence-led operation involved officers from Police Scotland’s criminal investigation department, specialist departments and the local community action team.
A quantity of heroin – believed to have a street value of more than £250,000 – was seized from a house in Laidlaw Court.
Properties in Church Street, Meigle Street, Hawthorn Road, Glendinning Terrace, Haliburton Place and Clapperton Place were also searched.
A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with drugs offences.
He is due to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
A further four men, aged 24, 28, 32 and 43, will also be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with drug offences.
Detective chief inspector Bryan Burns said: “This is a significant seizure and demonstrates our determination to rid our streets of drugs.
“Through effective intelligence gathering, and the help and support from the local community, we continue to cause considerable disruption to the supply of drugs in the Scottish Borders and associated organised crime.
“We will continue to investigate those who profit from, and care nothing for, the misery that drugs bring to individuals, their families and communities.”
If you have any concerns about the supply of illegal drugs in your area, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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