£160,000 worth of drugs seized at Scottish railway stations

Drugs have been recovered at three of Scotland’s busiest stations in the past week.

Police seized £80,000 of cannabis at Edinburgh Waverley station last week. A 45-year-old man was arrested.

An officer on patrol at Glasgow Central Station. Photograph: BBC

Two days later, a 56-year-old man was detained at Aberdeen Station with £13,000 of heroin. He was also charged with having an unlicensed firearm and bladed weapon in his possession.

On Monday, officers arrested a man arriving at Glasgow Central with £70,000 worth of cannabis.

Superintendent David Marshall believes the recoveries are a significant step in the right direction.

He said:“These are three very impressive seizures which has resulted in an estimated £160,000 worth of drugs being taken off the streets.

“This work underpins why cross-border and end-to-end policing on the rail network is extremely vital.

“Our officers can quickly work with British Transport Police colleagues south of the border, as well as other police forces, to share intelligence and intercept drugs.”

“These arrests prove that our work to make the railway a hostile environment for criminals to operate is working.

“We will continue to work hard to make sure passengers feel safe and crime is deterred.

“The public can, of course, help us achieve this, and I would advise anyone with any concerns to report them to us. You can do this by sending a text to us discreetly on 61016. ”

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