Police seized heroin worth £100,000 after stopping a car on a Dundee road.
Officers from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit (OCCTU) recovered the haul of Class A drugs following a vehicle stop on the approach to the roundabout commonly known as the Swallow roundabout. The pre-planned operation at 6.45pm yesterday (Thursday), which involved local detectives and road policing officers, brings the total value of drugs seized in recent weeks to over £325,000. Two city men aged 45 and 26 have been charged in relation to the incident and are expected to appear at Dundee Sheriff Court on Monday. The haul is the latest in a string of drug recoveries in the city in recent days. Detective Chief Inspector Colin Gall said: “In a space of eight days, the OCCTU North, working closely with our colleagues in Tayside Division, has seized Class A drugs in Dundee with an estimated street value of £325,000. “This highlights our determination to disrupt crime which profits from the misery of others.” Earlier this week, officers recovered heroin with a street value of £50,000 in the Fintry area of the city. Three people appeared in court charged with supplying heroin at Finavon Street, Fintry Gardens and Fintry Road. The three appeared separately in private before Sheriff Kenneth McGowan at Dundee. They made no plea or declaration and the case was continued for further examination. And last week, Class A drugs with a value of £102,000 were seized by officers from the OCCTU after an operation at Dundee railway station.
DCI Gall appealed for the public’s help in disrupting the drugs trade in Dundee. He said: “We need the public’s help to provide us with the information that can assist in disrupting the activities of drug dealers. The information you have can help us to take action against individuals who are hurting our communities.” Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or speak to any officer.