By Rory Murphy

Two men have been arrested in connection with drugs offences following an intelligence-led operation in West Dunbartonshire yesterday in which a significant cannabis cultivation was seized.

Officers acting under warrant entered a property in Shandon Crescent, Balloch, and  recovered 297 plants with an estimated street value of £178,000.

The operation involved officers from the Greater Glasgow Serious and Organised Crime Pro-Active Teams.

The two men, aged 20 and 46, were arrested for offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act and are due to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court today (Tuesday, 4 May, 2021).

Detective Inspector Craig McPhail said:  “This is a significant seizure and demonstrates our determination to rid our streets of drugs. Through effective intelligence gathering, the help and support from the local community we continue to cause considerable disruption to the supply of drugs in the area and to associated organised crime.

“We will continue to investigate those who profit from, and care nothing for, the misery that drugs bring to individuals, their families and communities.

“I would appeal to anyone with information, about the supply of illegal drugs to contact police immediately on the non-emergency number 101 or alternatively through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.”

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