More than £400,000 of cannabis plants seized in second Hawick raid in under a month

Police have recovered a second massive haul of cannabis in less than a month means that almost £1m of the drug has been taken off the streets of Hawick.

By Kevin Janiak
Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 4:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 6:14 pm
Sandbed in Hawick.
Sandbed in Hawick.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged following the recovery of a cannabis cultivation in Hawick’s Sandbed, where 330 plants were recovered with a potential street value of £416,000.

The man was due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

It follows the raid last month in Rosevale Street, Duke Street and Princes Street, when £475,000 of the drug was recovered.

Two men, Jevgeni Strelkov and Aleksei Golovan, were both charged following that incident, and remain in custody.

Chief Inspector Stuart Reid, area commander for the Borders, said: “This is the second cultivation we have recovered in Hawick in recent weeks which shows our commitment to disrupting the supply and production of drugs within the area.

“Recoveries such as this send a clear message that we will not tolerate drugs within our local communities.

“It is important that we continue to work with members of the public who can provide us with essential information that can assist with our investigations.

“I would urge if anyone has any information or is concerned about drugs within their area, please get in contact with officers.

“Police can be contacted on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”