Suspect charged after police seize £19,000 cocaine haul in raid

Officers recovered the drugs during the search of a property in Orkney on Thursday, December 23.

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A suspect has been charged after a cocaine haul worth more than £19,000 was seized by police.

Officers recovered the drugs following a raid on a property in Orkney’s Grimeston Road on Thursday afternoon.

A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

He has since been released and will appear in court at a later date.

Detective sergeant Marcus Shearer, of Kirkwall 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.

“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.”