Heroin and cocaine worth £80k seized in Perth raid

HEROIN and cocaine with a combined street value of £80,000 has been seized following a raid by Tayside Division officers at an address in the Bridgend area of Perth yesterday.

Police raided a property in the Bridgend area. Picture: TSPL

A 48-year-old man was arrested as a result of the operation and is expected to appear at Perth Sheriff Court on Monday.

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A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 48 year-old local man was arrested as a result of the operation, which took place at about 5.30pm. He has subsequently been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and a report submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. “

Chief Inspector Mike Whitford, Police Scotland’s local area commander for Perth, said: ‘‘Drugs are being misused and dealt in Perth as they are in towns and cities across the UK, but we will use all means at our disposal to cause the maximum disruption at every level of this illicit trade.”

He continued: “Drug dealers are parasites who seek only to line their own pockets and profit from people who are invariably struggling on the margins of existence. We will continue with our relentless focus on these criminals to leave them in no doubt that the streets of Tayside are not hospitable for them. We will catch them and we will put them before the courts.’’