500 cannabis plants seized in Selkirk

Police have recovered 500 cannabis plants worth up to £360,000 from a derelict property in Selkirk.

By Sandy Neil
Tuesday, 27th October 2015, 1:24 pm
Curror Street, Selkirk
Curror Street, Selkirk

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Officers in Selkirk carried out a search of a property in Curror Street on Monday October 26 as part of Operation Borah – an ongoing campaign to tackle cannabis cultivations within the Lothians and Scottish Borders.

“As a result of this activity, around 500 cannabis plants with an estimated value of £360,000 were recovered from within [the property] along with various pieces of growing equipment.”

The drugs bust comes almost exactly a year after police seized 2,000 cannabis plants, worth £700,000 to £1.8million, from the town’s derelict Queen’s Head pub on October 28, 2014. Four men were arrested and charged.