Five arrests in Fife in series of drug raids

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Five people in Fife have been arrested as part of an operation targeting serious organised crime.

Police Scotland today arrested five people as part of their ongoing commitment to tackling serious organised crime and associated offences.

A series of early morning property searches were carried out in the Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly and Kirkcaldy areas, where officers executed drugs warrants.

In total, six addresses were targeted during the operation, which aims to disrupt large-scale drugs supply linked to organised crime groups in the east of Scotland.

Quantities of cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis were recovered as a result of the searches.

The men, who are all aged from 35 to 39, are due to appear at Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy sheriff courts tomorrow (Friday, June 19).

Detective Superintendent David Gordon, from Police Scotland’s organised crime and counter terrorism unit, said: “Today’s activity forms part of a larger investigation to tackle serious organised crime, which has so far led to 47 people being charged for various offences.

“In addition, almost £1.5 million worth of drugs has been seized along with around £85,000 in cash.

“The arrests made today along with the additional drugs and cash we have recovered send a further message to organised crime groups that we continue to utilise all resources at our disposal to pursue you and bring you to justice.

“I would urge members of our communities who have information relating to criminal activity in their local areas to come forward and contact police on 101 or make an anonymous report through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”