Two arrested after police raids uncover £850,000 worth of cannabis

Police Scotland said the two incidents were not linked.

Two arrested in Glasgow and Livingston after police raids uncover £850,000 worth of cannabis Getty Images

Two men have been arrested after over £850,000 worth of drugs were recovered in raids on two locations.

Officers uncovered a large-scale cannabis cultivation at a home in Livingston with an estimated value of up to £600,000, hours after a similar operation was carried out at an industrial estate in Glasgow.

On that occasion, drugs worth around £250,000 were seized by officers and a 33-year-old man arrested.

A 23-year-old was also arrested at the house in West Lothian, but officers are not treating the two as linked.

Both have since been charged with drug offences.

Detective Inspector Alan Ferguson said: “These incidents are not linked. They are significant recoveries, and they underline our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country’s Serious Organised Crime Strategy.

“We will continue to use every tool and tactic at our disposal to prevent the sale and distribution of illegal drugs in our local communities.

“If you have any information or concerns about drug misuse, do not hesitate to contact Police Scotland on 101 or report this anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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