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Police hit ferries in drugs raids
Western Ferry
Police targeted ferries during the one-day operation
Police launched a major crackdown on dealers trying to use ferries to bring drugs into a seaside town.

Strathclyde Police joined with Western Ferries (Clyde) Ltd in an effort to stop the drugs supply to Dunoon.

Sniffer dogs were used in the one-day operation on Friday, 27 April which targeted criminals transporting drugs to the town and surrounding area.

Two men from Port Glasgow and Greenock were reported for possession of cannabis and possession of diamorphine.

'Busy season'

Chief Inspector Alan Spence said: "My officers provided a high profile presence at both ferry terminals and on board the ferries to increase public reassurance.

"We aim to continue to reassure the local community by targeting those who are using the ferries to transport and supply drugs.

"As the busy tourist season approaches and throughout the year, Strathclyde Police along with our partner agencies will continue to crackdown on the criminals."

A Western Ferries spokesman said: "The company was happy to play its part in this recent operation and we would welcome participating in similar undertakings in the future."

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.


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