'Misery to our communities': Inside the Glasgow drugs raids as police seize cannabis and cash

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Cash and drugs seized during early morning raids
Cash and drugs seized during early morning raids

CASH and drugs have been seized by Glasgow cops who were carrying out three raids as part of a crackdown on alleged dealers.

Two homes in the city’s Govanhill and one in Cardonald were simultaneously raided by uniformed officers armed with warrants yesterday morning.

The properties, which were located on Boyd Street, Nursery Street, and Moss Heights Avenue, were targeted following a tip-off to police a few weeks ago.

Glasgow Times: PC Stephen Martin briefing the team.
Glasgow Times: PC Stephen Martin briefing the team.

PC Stephen Martin briefing the team.

Following a briefing at Cathcart Police Station, The Glasgow Times exclusively joined cops heading to a house on Boyd Street where officers were expecting to find evidence of "lower-level" dealing, including cash and some drugs.

We followed a large van heading to the property for the 7.30am raid.

After parking down the street, five officers quickly gained entry to the end-terraced house by smashing the door in with a rammer in two blows.

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Another officer went to the rear of the building to ensure no one in the house left via the back door.

After around two hours of thoroughly searching the properties and a number of vehicles, police seized £1500 in cash and a quantity of drugs, which is believed to be cannabis.

They confirmed a 27-year-old man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Glasgow Times: PC Stephen Martin
Glasgow Times: PC Stephen Martin

PC Stephen Martin

Officers were pleased with the outcome, calling the raids a "success" for recovering both money and drugs, and disrupting the drugs trade.

PC Stephen Martin, who headed up the operation, said: "This operation is part of our ongoing commitment to keep drugs off the streets and support anyone who needs it.

"Drug misuse brings nothing but misery to our communities and tackling this issue is a priority for Police Scotland.

"Hopefully this operation provides the local community with the reassurance that we act on their concerns and we will continue to use every tactic at our disposal to remove these illegal substances from our streets.

"We will continue to work to disrupt the illegal and harmful supply of drugs in our communities.

"We depend on the continued support from members of the public, who have a vital role to play in reporting information to us.

"I would encourage anyone with information or concerns about drugs within the local community to contact us on 101 or alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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