BREAKING: Police seize cannabis worth £900k on Bute

Police Scotland has put on hold plans to merge its L and K divisions into a single unit covering all of Argyll and Bute, West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire.
Police Scotland has put on hold plans to merge its L and K divisions into a single unit covering all of Argyll and Bute, West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire.

Drugs with an estimated street value of £900,000 have been recovered by police in Port Bannatyne.

Officers stopped a white Renault Traffic van on Marine Road in the centre of the village at around 1.40pm on Monday and recovered 10kg of drugs, believed to be herbal cannabis, within.

Following further investigation, a number of flats in nearby Castle Street were searched under warrant by officers and a cannabis cultivation, in excess of two thousand plants, was discovered.

It is estimated that these have a street value of more than £800,000.

Three men, two aged 40 and one aged 39, have been arrested and are presently detained in police custody in connection with the find.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Detective Inspector Douglas Wilson from Dumbarton CID, said: “Drug cultivations and recoveries are not limited big cities; any town can be affected. Information from the local community is something that is vital to the Force when tackling drug related crime.”

“I would encourage people to report any suspicious activity to police via 101 or call Crimestoppers where details can be given in confidence.”