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'Small quantity' of cannabis recovered after Wick raid


By David G Scott

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Significant police activity was observed at an address in Wick that only netted a small quantity of cannabis on Monday morning.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We can confirm that a drug search warrant was executed at a property on Henrietta Street in Wick during the morning of Monday, 14 December. A small quantity of cannabis was recovered."

A recent drug raid in Thurso highlighted the start of Operation Ruling earlier this month.
A recent drug raid in Thurso highlighted the start of Operation Ruling earlier this month.

The police media team also confirmed that another drug search warrant was executed at Dunnet Avenue in Wick during the early afternoon of Monday.

The spokesperson said that "a quantity of cannabis was recovered" after that raid but would not elaborate on what size it was.

"Enquiries into both recoveries are ongoing."

The drug raids were part of a special campaign to tackle a range of crime and policing priorities called Operation Ruling.

On December 4 Operation Ruling was launched to address a number of issues that have been affecting the Caithness communities for some time.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said the purpose of the operation is to "improve public confidence in policing and enhance engagement" between the public and the local policing team.

A range of resources from Highlands and Islands Division, as well as officers based within Caithness, are being deployed throughout the operation.

Police officers were also observed searching a boat in Wick harbour yesterday afternoon but this was part of an "ongoing enquiry" and not linked to Operation Ruling.

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