Heroin With an Estimated Street Value of £135,000 Seized in Shetland

Two men are due in court today (Tuesday, 25 May) in connection with a drug recovery in Shetland.

Due to their concerns, officers in the Sandveien area of Lerwick approached a van around 12.45pm on Monday, 24 May.

Heroin with an estimated street value of £135,000 was seized nearby.

Two men, aged 46 and 47, have been arrested and charged in connection with this and are expected to appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

Detective Sergeant Bruce Peebles of Lerwick CID said:

“This was a significant recovery of Class A drugs, especially for Shetland.

“I want to assure people that we are committed to tackling the sale and supply of drugs in our communities.”

Anyone with information or concerns about drug offences can contact Police Scotland on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.