Police recover Cannabis valued at £68,000 following A95 operation

Cannabis recovered from 'intelligence led' operation
Cannabis recovered from ‘intelligence led’ operation

POLICE IN MORAY made further inroads into the local drug trade this week with two men due to appear in Elgin Sheriff Court today as a result.

Cannabis with a street value of around £68,000 was recovered when intelligence reports led police to launch an operation on Tuesday.

That resulted in a vehicle being halted on the A95 at Marypark with a subsequent search recovering the large quantity of the Class B drug.

A statement released yesterday said: “Two men aged 32 and 23 have been charged in connection with the recovery and are now anticipated to appear at Elgin Sheriff Court on Thursday.

“Officers from CID, Roads Policing Unit and the Violence Reduction Unit were involved in the operation.”

The operation follows several carried out in Moray over the last month.

Meanwhile police confirmed that a 49-year-old man has been charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal following a series of break-ins to commercial properties in the Elgin area in the last few months.  He has been charged in relation to break-ins at Step Forward, Picture Framer, Horizon Centre and Bishopmilll Nursery in Elgin.

A substantial amount of property has been recovered – the man was due to appear at Elgin Sheriff Court earlier this week.

Anyone who believes that they have information on the dealing of drugs in Moray or any other criminal activity is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.