Police / Man charged after five-figure sum of drugs seized at Sumburgh Airport

A MAN has been charged after class A drugs worth more than £50,000 were seized at Sumburgh Airport.

The substances were recovered after a warrant was executed at the airport at around 11.30am on Monday (10 January).

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the recovery. He is due to appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court today (Tuesday).

Detective inspector Andrew Bilton, of Fort William CID, said: “Drug misuse brings nothing but misery to our communities and I want to reassure the public that we will continue to use every tool and tactic at our disposal to remove these illegal substances from our streets.

“Our work often relies on the support of the public, so if you have any information or concerns about drug misuse, do not hesitate to contact Police Scotland on 101 or report this anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”