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SHETLAND police have pledged to keep up their fight against drugs in the islands after arresting 13 people and seizing Class A and B drugs worth more than £13,000 over the past few days.

Three men arrested over the weekend aged 51, 29 and 19 are being held in police custody over the weekend before appearing in Lerwick Sheriff Court.

This follows the appearance in court of two men and a woman from Lerwick and Paignton, in Devon, on Friday charged with drug offences.

Area commander chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch said in the past week police working with the Dogs Against Drugs charity had searched six houses and seized cannabis, heroin and amphetamine worth more than £13,000.

“Six people have been charged with possessing illegal drugs and seven people have been arrested on charges of supplying illegal drugs,” he said.

“Illegal drugs are a threat to our community and we will continue to arrest people who are willing to profit from the sale of illegal drugs on Shetland.

“I would ask for the community to help and to report anyone they think may be involved in selling or taking drugs to Shetland.”

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