Woman charged after £61k worth of drugs found in microwave posted in Shetland

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HEROIN with an estimated street value of £61,000 has been seized in Shetland after it was discovered in a package concealed within a microwave posted to the isles.

A 38-year-old woman from the West Yorkshire area has been arrested and charged in connection with the seizure.

The drugs were discovered by police officers with the assistance of the Dogs against Drugs charity on 21 February.

The woman has now been reported to the procurator fiscal and will appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court at a later date.

Shetland area commander chief Inspector Stuart Clemenson said: “The Dogs Against Drugs charity has been responsible for the recovery of controlled substances to the value of almost £500,000 since the start of 2022 and continues to be a valuable resource in the fight against substance misuse on the Island.

“Anyone who has information or concerns about the sale and supply of drugs in their community is urged to contact Police Scotland via 101. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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