15th October 2019
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Women arrested after drugs recovered

Two women have been arrested after being found with suspected heroin thought to be worth around £40,000.

Police Scotland say a 42 year-old and a 35 year-old were detained by officers as they tried to leave the ferry from Aberdeen.

Both remain in police custody and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal in Lerwick.

Chief Inspector Lindsay Tulloch said: “As a community we need to reduce the market for controlled drugs in Shetland by supporting and helping those affected by, and addicted to controlled substances to seek recovery services.

“I hope todays arrests will signal to others the risk involved in carrying drugs to Shetland. As always, I would ask anyone with information of drugs misuse to contact us at Lerwick Police Station.”

One comment

  1. Ricardo Jamieson

    I think the “war on drugs” has killed enough Worldwide & plenty in my old home Shetland. You are never going to stop the importing of drugs, so why don’t we take a more sensible approach?
    Campaign for legalisation like Portugal, which has halved the addicts since legalising all drugs. The Police could be sorting out much more important problems, not justifying it’s next spending budget on a war against, lets face it, chemicals which could be safe if regulated & also help addicts to become active members of the community; not alienated like dog muck on your shoes!
    Drugs are not your enemy, ignorance is though!

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