Three men charged after drugs worth £200k found at ferry terminal

Cocaine and herbal cannabis were found within a car at the terminal in Lerwick.

Three men arrested and charged after police seize £200,000 worth of drugs at Shetland ferry terminal Nirian via iStock

Three men have been arrested and charged after police seized over £200,000 worth of drugs at a ferry terminal in Shetland.

An intelligence-led search of a vehicle at the terminal in Lerwick found cocaine and herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of £203,000.

Police arrested three men aged 24, 28 and 36 on the morning of Friday, January 19 and they have all since been charged in connection with the recovery.

They are due to appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday, January 22.

Detective Inspector Calum Reid said: “These drugs were set to enter the Shetland community.

“This recovery highlights our commitment to tackling serious and organised crime and keeping the Shetland community safe from the harm caused by illegal drugs.

“Support from members of the public is vital as part of our work to bring those responsible for supplying illegal substances in our communities to justice.

“Anyone who has information or concerns about the sale and supply of drugs is urged to contact Police Scotland via 101.

“Alternatively, if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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