South Scotland

'Significant amount' of drugs recovered in Hawick raids

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Undercover police officers have recovered a "significant amount" of illegal drugs during a series of raids on properties in the Borders.

Police Scotland said class A and class C drugs were found in buildings in the Hawick area on Friday.

Officers also seized a five-figure sum of cash in the raids which were part of Operation Gatekeeper, targeting organised crime and drug supply.

A man and a woman have been charged with the supply of a class A drug.

Three homes, a garage and a licensed premises were searched as part of the day of action.

Ch Insp Andy McLean, the local area commander, said: "We will not tolerate any individual who is involved in the supply of controlled substances and through coordinated activity such as Operation Gatekeeper we will continue to target those responsible for drug crime and bring them to justice.

"A significant amount of class A and C drugs have now been removed from our streets, which is to be welcomed and I can assure the public that any information passed to us in relation to drug activity will be acted on appropriately and handled in a discreet manner."

Police said a 28-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman would appear in court at a later date.

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