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Authorities seize €17,500 of heroin at prison

Crime WorldBy Sunday World

Police have recovered £15,000 of drugs at a prison.

An intelligence-led inquiry, a joint operation with the Scottish Prison Service, recovered a "significant quantity" of heroin at HMP Perth.

The drugs were recovered on Thursday and are said to have an illicit value of around £15,000.

A 26-year-old man will be reported to the procurator fiscal following the seizure.

Police Scotland Sergeant Dave Rice said: "We will continue to take action to tackle drug-related criminality and work with partner agencies to reduce harm in our communities."

HMP Perth is a male-only prison which houses offenders from Perth and the surrounding areas.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Prison Service said: "We work closely with Police Scotland to prevent any contraband in prisons. We cannot comment on individuals concerned."