Core cops get drugs and weapons off Grangemouth streets

A weekend operation to make the streets of Grangemouth safer resulted in a number of arrests and knives and heroin being confiscated.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 11th April 2016, 1:54 pm
Updated Monday, 11th April 2016, 1:59 pm
Officers seized heroin during the weekend operation
Officers seized heroin during the weekend operation

Part of the Forth Valley-wide Operation Core, last weekend’s patrols were carried out by members of Grangemouth community police team and officers from the violence reduction unit.

Foot and cycle patrols around the area saw 10 people caught carrying drugs – including heroin, cannabis and amphetamines and a further three arrests were made after people committed disorder offences.

Sergeant Craig Heron, of the community police team, said: “Local officers are dedicated to keeping Grangemouth a safe place to live, work and socialise. It is imperative we take action against those who carry and supply drugs in our communities.”

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Another patrol resulted in two 15-year-old males being arrested for carrying weapons in public.

PC Sarah Whelan said: “Police Scotland is committed to tackling knife crime and violence. A zero tolerance approach will be taken and any person found in possession of a knife or other weapon will be arrested.

“We also work closely with our partners in education and social services to ensure that young persons are engaged with, support offered and educated as to the dangers associated with the carrying of weapons.

“The vast majority of young persons are responsible citizens who contribute to their communities. Sadly, a small minority continue to cause problems in the area which impacts on the people who live there.”

Anyone with information relating to drugs or crimes of disorder should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.