Man arrested after £250k heroin haul recovered from property in Galashiels

Heroin with a street value of more than a quarter of a million pounds has been seized from a property in Galashiels, police have revealed.

By Paul Kelly
Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 12:27 pm
Laidlaw Court, Galashiels. Photograph: Bill McBurnie.
Laidlaw Court, Galashiels. Photograph: Bill McBurnie.

A man has been arrested in connection with drugs offences following an intelligence-led operation on Tuesday, 27 April.

At around 7pm, officers acting under warrant, entered seven properties and seized drugs, cash and electronic equipment.

The operation involved officers from the Criminal Investigation Department, specialist departments and the local Community Action Team.

Heroin haul in Galashiels.

A quantity of heroin was seized from a house in Laidlaw Court, Galashiels.

Its estimated street value is believed to more that £250,000.

A 39-year-old man was arrested in connection with drugs offences, and is due to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court today, Wednesday.

A further four men, aged 24, 28, 32, and 43 will be subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with drugs offences.

Detective Chief Inspector Bryan Burns said: “This is a significant seizure and demonstrates our determination to rid our streets of drugs. Through effective intelligence gathering, the help and support from the local community we continue to cause considerable disruption to the supply of drugs in the Scottish Borders and associated organised crime. I would appeal to anyone with information, about the supply of illegal drugs to contact police immediately on the non-emergency number 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”