Police in Shetland have seized a series of illegal substances as they continue to target drug misuse across the island.
Officers have been monitoring traffic to and from the island, despite restriction on travel and transport amidst the pandemic, in an effort to keep communities safe.
On Monday, the Dogs Against Drugs charity seized a number of packages in the postal system suspected of containing cannabis and illegal Valium tablets.
Search warrants were also executed at three addresses in Lerwick this week with assistance from the charity, whereby suspected class A drugs were recovered.
Inquiries into each case is ongoing.
Chief Inspector Lindsay Tulloch said the force will “not tolerate the supply of drugs” on the island.
He said: “Despite the extraordinary support required of Police Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic, we remain absolutely committed to ensuring that our communities are looked after and that we do everything we can to prevent crime. This includes continuing to disrupt the supply of illegal drugs in Shetland and seizing harmful substances before they reach the hands of the most vulnerable people.
“We do not tolerate the supply of drugs and neither should the people of Shetland.”
Chief Inspector Tulloch said they are “committed” to the cause whilst ensuring individuals gain access to the correct support.
He added: “Thankfully, we have an excellent working relationship with our partners such as Dogs Against Drugs who help us tackle this issue and I would like to thank the charity for its assistance this week.
“Prevention is also absolutely key and we are committed to working with our partners and communities to ensure people have access to the right support. Anyone who is drug dependent and seeking confidential help is encouraged to visit Shetland Alcohol and Drug Partnership Facebook page where information and support services can be found.”