Two arrests after police seize 800 cannabis plants in West Lothian

Police carried out the raids in West Lothian. Picture; Greg Macvean

Police carried out the raids in West Lothian. Picture; Greg Macvean

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Two men have been arrested after 800 cannabis plants were seized as part of a police operation in West Lothian.

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The plants, which are estimated to be worth around £600,000 were discovered in Polbeth and Kirkton Campus industrial estates.

Two men, aged 33 and 43 are expected in court today in relation to the offences.

Detective Inspector Arron Clinkscales said: “Tuesday’s activity was the culmination of detailed intelligence gathering, surveillance and planning and resulted in a massive haul of cannabis being recovered.

“Tackling organised crime is a local and national priority and we will continue to use information received from the public to bring offenders to justice.”

The Local Area Commander for West Lothian, Chief Inspector Barry Blair added: “Our communities have made it abundantly clear that they will not tolerate drug dealing and associated offences in their area, and nor will we.

“This was a collaborative operation utilising a range of Police Scotland resources and because of the vital information we received from the public, a significant quantity of drugs has been seized before they could make their way onto our streets.”

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