• Ayrshire Daily News

Eleven arrested after Ayrshire drugs operation

ELEVEN ARRESTED IN AYRSHIRE DRUGS OPERATION A major Police Scotland day of action has led to officers arresting 11 people in Ayrshire in connection with alleged offences concerning the supply of controlled drugs.  

A total of 10 premises were searched on Friday 17 November 2017 and a number of items were seized during the operation, including drugs believed to be Heroin, Cannabis, Cannabis Resin and Diazepam. Four women, aged 33, 39, 41 and 50 years, and seven men, aged 31, 33, 35, 36, 40, 47 and 58 were detained in police custody and enquiries are continuing. Ayrshire Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Paul Main said: "The supply of drugs and the harm they cause locally in Ayrshire and more widely across Scotland is entirely unacceptable. Information and intelligence provided from a range of sources has allowed local officers - assisted by Specialist Crime Divisions officers and staff - to have a sustained focus on drugs being supplied across Ayrshire. "These arrests are the result of work over a prolonged period of time and I commend the hard work of local and specialist officers and staff from across Police Scotland. This has been a complex operation and it will continue in the days, weeks and months to come. "Often the public will provide information to us and not always see an immediate, visible police response. I hope this recent police activity gives communities the confidence that we listen to and act on the information provided to us." Anyone with information regarding drug activity in their area should contact their local police office through 101, speak to officers out on patrol, or in an emergency call 999. Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.