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Police / Pair arrested after drugs find

Police officers waiting for passengers to disembark the NorthLink ferry earlier this month. Photos: Police Scotland

A MAN and a woman have been arrested after drugs – thought to be cannabis – were recovered by police from the NorthLink ferry this morning (Friday).

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Lerwick officers, acting on intelligence, recovered a small quantity of the drugs at around 7.30am.

A woman, 24, and a 25-year-old man, were arrested in connection and enquiries are continuing.

The value of the recovery is thought to be a three-figure sum.

Chief inspector Stuart Clemenson said: “Officers continue to act on intelligence to robustly police the transportation and possession of controlled drugs onto Shetland.

“Information from the community is absolutely vital in helping us target those allegedly involved in the supply of controlled drugs and I would continue to ask anyone with information regarding drug supply to contact police via 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”