Man charged after £147,000 of cocaine and multiple firearms seized

Officers searched a property at Knightswood Terrace in Blantyre on Tuesday, January 30.

Man charged after £147,000 of cocaine and multiple firearms seized by police in Lanarkshire iStock

A man has been arrested and charged after cocaine with an estimated value of £147,000 was seized by police in South Lanarkshire.

Officers searched a property at Knightswood Terrace in Blantyre on Tuesday, January 30.

A quantity of cannabis items was also recovered from the property, however, the value has yet to be determined.

A number of firearms were also seized which have been removed for further testing and to be made safe.

Police confirmed that 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the “significant” recovery.

The 28-year-old is expected to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Thursday, February 1.

Detective chief inspector Steven Elliot said: “This is a significant recovery and is an example of our efforts to disrupt the trade in illegal drugs in Scotland.

“It also underlines our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country’s Serious Organised Crime Strategy.

“We would continue to urge anyone with information or concerns about firearms activity in their area to contact Police Scotland on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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