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Enforcement day targets drug related crime across Inverness area

Issued: 9 Sep 2010

Officers from Northern Constabulary's East Division are keeping the heat on the area's drug dealers.

Today Police carried out another intelligence-led operation to disrupt and detect those involved in the illegal drug trade.

Operation Roker, which involved over 50 officers, took place throughout the day targetting addresses, cars and public transport across the Inverness and Nairn area.

During the course of the operation Police seized Class B drugs with an estimated street value of £12,500 and two men have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the misuse of drugs. A quantity of suspected stolen property was also recovered from searches of properties.

Chief Inspector Jim Neil, the officer in charge of the operation, said: "This operation is part of ongoing intelligence gathering by officers and demonstrates our commitment to disrupt, detect and report those involved in the supply of illegal drugs by carrying out co-ordinated enforcement activity.

"We will continue to target people who are involved in drug-related crime as this has such a detrimental impact on our communities and neighbourhoods.

"Drugs not only have a devastating impact on people's lives, but the associated crimes of theft, shop-lifting, house-breaking and assault affect us all."

He added: "The support of the public is crucial in achieving these successes and we continue to appeal for anybody with information about drug dealers in their areas to report it to their local police or annonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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