Eleven men have been charged after cannabis plants worth £1m were seized in Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Dumfries and Kirkcaldy.
On the morning of Friday, May 19 officers from Greater Glasgow, Fife and Dumfries pro-active units targeted a number of premises, both industrial and private, and recovered the plants.
In Glasgow, premises in the Woodlands, Gorbals, Kinning Park, Maryhill and Whiteinch areas of the city were targeted.
An estimated £244,900 worth of cannabis plants were seized from various addresses along with a five-figure sum of cash from the address in Whiteinch.
In Paisley, cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £120,000 were found alongside drugs believed to be cocaine worth around £8,000.
Police in Dumfries executed a warrant at a property on High Street, Dumfries and recovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £261,000.
Fife officers targeted an address in Whytecauseway, Kirkcaldy and seized a haul of cannabis plants estimated to be worth more than £740,000.
Eleven men, aged between 20 and 42 years, have been arrested and charged in connection with the raids.
All appeared at their respective Sheriff Courts on Monday, and police said a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Detective Inspector Alan Ferguson, who co-ordinated the operation, said the “day of action” involved more than 100 officers.
“This day of action was a culmination of months of planning by each of the pro-active teams and involved over 100 officers,” he said.
“I have no doubt that the seizures will have a significant impact on the eventual availability of the drugs on the street and, more importantly, an even more significant impact on those who supply the drugs.
“Our commitment to disrupting, seizing and arresting those responsible for this type of crime will continue and I’d encourage anyone who has suspicions of this type of criminal activity to contact police via 101 or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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