Men arrested after £270,000 drugs haul seized in raids

Three potential human trafficking victims are being provided with care and support after police found a cannabis cultivation believed to be linked to another bust.

Two men have been arrested after £270,000 worth of drugs and three potential human trafficking victims were found during a series of police raids in Glasgow.

The incident took place on Friday after an intelligence led police operation was carried out at two addresses in Dinart Street, Riddrie and one in Swanston Street, Dalmarnock.

The two men, aged 41 and 34, have been charged over the incident and will appear at court on Monday.

In Dinart Street large quantities of herbal cannabis, ecstasy, amphetamine and cocaine with an estimated street value of over half a million were found.

And in the bust at an industrial unit in Swanson Street a large cannabis cultivation and three South East Asian men believed to be Vietnamese were found.

Police say the Asian men are potential victims of human trafficking and are being offered support and advice while investigations are carried out.

The recovery of drugs and the cannabis cultivation are thought to be linked and enquires into the circumstances are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Steven Elliot of Glasgow’s Specialist Crime Division said: “As a result of an intelligence led investigation a significant amount of drugs have been seized and removed from circulation and will not make it to our streets.

“This will have a significant impact on those involved in the supply of controlled drugs and those who gain financially from this type of criminality.

“Criminal behaviour like this spreads harm and misery and we are committed to detecting and disrupting those intent on bringing drugs to Glasgow and enforcing that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.”

“I would also like to ensure the public that the three men, believed to be potential victims of human trafficking, are being provided with support and advice while enquires are carried out.

“Members of the public have a vital role to play in reporting information to us. I would urge anyone who has information relating to those involved in the sale and supply of drugs or the exploitation of vulnerable individuals who are victims of human trafficking to report this matter to police.”