Man charged after £50,000 worth of drugs seized in Shetland

A 24-year-old man will appear in court after officers recovered quantity of Class A drugs at Sumburgh Airport.

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Drugs were seized at Sumburgh Airport on Shetland.

A five-figure sum of drugs has been seized following a police operation in Shetland.

Officers executed a warrant at Sumburgh Airport at around 11.30am on Monday, recovering a quantity of Class A drugs with an estimated total street value of more than £50,000.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the recovery. He is due to appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Detective inspector Andrew Bilton, of Fort William CID, said: “Drug misuse brings nothing but misery to our communities and I want to reassure the public that we will continue to use every tool and tactic at our disposal to remove these illegal substances from our streets.

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“Our work often relies on the support of the public, so if you have any information or concerns about drug misuse, do not hesitate to contact Police Scotland on 101 or report this anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”