Two arrested after cannabis plants worth £178,000 seized

Around 300 plants were seized from an address in Balloch on Monday following an intelligence-led operation.

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Two men have been arrested after almost 300 cannabis plants with a street value of £178,000 were seized in Dumbartonshire. 

On Monday, police acting under warrant entered a property in Shandon Crescent, Balloch, and recovered 297 plants from a “significant cannabis cultivation”. 

The intelligence-led operation involved officers from the Greater Glasgow Serious and Organised Crime Pro-Active Teams. 

Two men, aged 20 and 46, were arrested for offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act in connection with the incident and are due to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Detective inspector Craig McPhail said: “This is a significant seizure and demonstrates our determination to rid our streets of drugs. 

“Through effective intelligence gathering, and the help and support from the local community, we continue to cause considerable disruption to the supply of drugs in the area and to associated organised crime.

“We will continue to investigate those who profit from, and care nothing for, the misery that drugs bring to individuals, their families and communities.”

If you have any concerns about the supply of illegal drugs in your area, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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