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POLICE officers in Shetland have made a number of seizures of illegal substances this week despite travel restrictions into the isles.

The Dogs Against Drugs charity helped seizing packages in the postal system on Monday (18 May) which contained suspected cannabis and illegal valium tablets.

Search warrants were also executed at three addresses in Lerwick with the assistance of Dogs Against Drugs, with suspected class A drugs recovered. Enquiries are ongoing into all cases.

Chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch said: “Despite the extraordinary support required of Police Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic, we remain absolutely committed to ensuring that our communities are looked after and that we do everything we can to prevent crime.

“This includes continuing to disrupt the supply of illegal drugs in Shetland and seizing harmful substances before they reach the hands of the most vulnerable people.

“Thankfully, we have an excellent working relationship with our partners such as Dogs Against Drugs who help us tackle this issue and I would like to thank the charity for its assistance this week.

“We do not tolerate the supply of drugs and neither should the people of Shetland. Anyone with concerns or information relation to the misuse of drugs is urged to contact Lerwick Police Station by calling 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“Prevention is also absolutely key and we are committed to working with our partners and communities to ensure people have access to the right support.

“Anyone who is drug dependent and seeking confidential help is encouraged to visit Shetland Alcohol and Drug Partnership Facebook page where information and support services can be found.”