Nine more people arrested after drug busts in Falkirk

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A further nine people have been arrested and charged in connection with drug dealing as part of an ongoing operation by police in Forth Valley.

The arrests took place last Friday and on Monday after five addresses in the Bainsford, Camelon, Langlees and Falkirk areas were targeted when five men, aged 43, 37 and three aged 30 and two women, aged 47 and 24 were charged.

Two men, aged 17 and 31, were also separately arrested and charged in connection with the possession of a large quantity of drugs.

The raids followed other arrests last week when six men were arrested for drugs and firearms offences following drug busts on houses in Bainsford, Bonnybridge and Camelon.

Substances including cocaine, diazepam and cannabis with a street value of over £9000 were confiscated from the homes in Affric Drive, Thornton Avenue, Burnside Court and Union Road along with £3000.

Police say the value of illicit substances recovered in Falkirk were estimated to be worth £13,900 – £8,400 of heroin and £5,500 of cannabis.

The raids were part of Forth Valley Police Division’s Operation Core following concerns from the public.

Chief Inspector Mandy Paterson, Local Area Commander for the Falkirk area, said: “Tackling the sale and supply of drugs is a top priority for Forth Valley Division and Police Scotland as a whole. This was a great result for Operation Core which has resulted in thousands of pounds of illegal substances being taken off our streets.”