SHETLAND police said they had arrested a 36 year old man on Thursday morning as he arrived in Lerwick on board the NorthLink ferry Hrossey from Aberdeen carrying suspected heroin with a potential street value of almost £20,000.
The man was searched following a tip off and is being held in custody while a report is prepared for the procurator fiscal.
This is the latest in a spate of large scale drug seizures in Shetland over recent months and police say it reflects their determination to act on any information they receive from the public.
“The disruption of drugs misuse and supply on Shetland continues and can only progress with support and information provided by the community,” acting inspector Lindsay Tulloch said.
Just last week a 26 year old Liverpool man was arrested after police raided a house in Lerwick and seized heroin with an estimated value of £11,000.
Liam Senior, of 48a Albion Street, appeared from custody in private before Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday morning. He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.
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