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Two men face drugs charges over £2m heroin seizure in Stirling

Two men have appeared in court in connection with a £2m haul of heroin.

Cameron McFarlane, 56, of Clackmannanshire, and Daniel Lavigillante, 34, of Montrose, Angus, appeared at Stirling Sheriff Court.

They were charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after an intelligence-led search.

Police Scotland's organised crime and counter terrorism unit swooped on premises at Bandeath industrial estate in Stirling last Thursday.

The operation saw the recovery of 20kg of the Class A drug, valued at the seven-figure sum, along with 40kg of tobacco.

Neither of the men made a plea. Mr McFarlane is expected to appear again within eight days.

Mr Lavigillante's next appearance date is still to be confirmed.

Both men have been committed for further examination, with Mr McFarlane remanded in custody and Mr Lavigillante released on bail.

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