B y Lucy Ashton
Following searches of properties yesterday, Tuesday, 21 December 2021, in Clydebank, Bearsden, Glasgow and Erskine three men aged 23, 39 and 42 years, have been arrested and charged in connection drugs and serious organised crime offences.
Controlled drugs and a quantity of cash were also seized during the searches – which were part of an ongoing enquiry.
Detective Superintendent Alan Sommerville said: “Tackling serious and organised criminality is a priority for Police Scotland. Our officers remain absolutely committed to disrupting the activities of criminals and making the country a hostile environment for them to operate.”
The three men were released on an undertaking to appear in court at a later date and will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
Meanwhile, Police Scotland can confirm that the body of a man has been recovered from the River Clyde in Clydebank.
Officers were called to the river, near to Clydebank Leisure Centre, Aurora Avenue, around 2.55pm on Tuesday, 21 December.
Formal identification is yet to take place, however the family of Derek Beattie, reported missing from the Harthill area on Saturday, 27 November, has been made aware.
There are no apparent suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.