Police / Class A drugs seized as five men are arrested

FIVE men have been arrested and class A drugs, believed to be cocaine and heroin, with a street value of around £35,000 were seized following a two day police operation in Lerwick.

Police area commander Lindsay Tulloch.
Shetland area commander chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch.

Police Scotland said enquiries were ongoing and the five men, aged between 23 and 40, would be reported to the procurator fiscal.


Local officers, assisted by Police Scotland national resources as well as the local Dogs Against Drugs charity executed a number of search warrants in Lerwick on Wednesday and on Thursday (today).

Shetland area commander Lindsay Tulloch welcomed the results of what was described as a “pro-active operation” targeting drugs in Shetland.

“Drugs blight our communities and we are determined to continue to target and take action against those who trade in the misery they bring,” the chief inspector said.

“I am very grateful for the assistance of Dogs Against Drugs during this week’s extremely successful initiative.

“The positive results speak for themselves and it is something we will be repeating in the near future.”