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Police / Arrests over heroin haul

TWO women have been arrested and kept in custody for possession of heroin worth £40,000.

A statement from Shetland police chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch said that the pair were caught by police as they disembarked the ferry from Aberdeen at Holmsgarth in Lerwick. Both were found in possession of suspected heroin with a street value of about £40,000.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in Lerwick.

Tulloch said: “ As a community we need to reduce the market for controlled drugs in Shetland by supporting and helping those affected by and addicted to controlled substances to seek recovery services”

“I hope today’s arrests will signal to others the risk involved in carrying drugs to Shetland. As always, I would ask anyone with information of drugs misuse to contact us at Lerwick Police Station.”

If you have any information about a specific crime you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.