Large drugs haul in Cupar

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Police in Fife have recovered a large quantity of controlled drugs following a search of a property in Cupar as part of ongoing Operation Tusker.

Officers acting on intelligence searched a property on Pitscottie Road on Thursday, May 22, and discovered a significant cannabis cultivation valued at £65,000, along with equipment used in cannabis production.

A 51-year-old woman was arrested and charged, and a report is to be sent to the Procurator Fiscal in Cupar.

Further inquiries continue into the recovery of this large drugs haul and police are appealing for anyone who has any information that could assist with the investigation to come forward.

Police Scotland Sergeant Gary Combe said: “This is a significant find and a fantastic result serving as another example of Police Scotland’s commitment to tackling any form of illicit drug trafficking.

“As a result of this intelligence-led operation, substantial quantities of harmful drugs have been removed from the streets of our local communities. Enquiries continue into this matter and it is requested that if anyone has any information regarding this drugs haul or any other suspicious drug related activities to contact Police Scotland.

“I hope this acts as a warning and deters others from engaging in drug trafficking offending and provides reassurance to our communities that we will act positively on information received regarding this type of criminality”.

Police Scotland would like to thank the public for the information and assistance provided during this investigation and encourage members of the public to report any suspicious activity on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.