Two men arrested over £4,900 heroin seizure in Galashiels

Selkirk Sheriff Court
Selkirk Sheriff Court

Two men are due to appear in court today, June 23, following the seizure of heroin worth almost £5,000 during police raids in Galashiels yesterday.

The pair were been arrested and charged under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act as part of an ongoing crackdown called Operation Gatekeeper.

Police officers acting on a tip-off carried out searches of two domestic addresses in Galashiels and seized quantities of diamorphine together worth an estimated £4,900.

The men, aged 50 and 51, are expected to appear before Selkirk Sheriff Court today.

Chief Inspector Andy McLean, Police Scotland’s area commander for the Borders, said: “This significant drugs recovery marks the latest success for Operation Gatekeeper, which, since its launch, has actively targeted those responsible for the production and distribution of illegal substances.

“All reports of drug activity are taken seriously, and anyone who comes forward with information can be assured that it will be acted upon with appropriate discretion.

“If you have information relating to offences of this nature in your area, please contact Police Scotland on 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”