DRUGS with an estimated value of £150,000 have been recovered from a property in Galashiels town centre.

Officers from Police Scotland raided a flat in Channel Street yesterday (Tuesday) and found around 700 cannabis plants.

Two Albanian-nationals appeared in private today at Selkirk Sheriff Court charged with running a cannabis cultivation.

Mirjan Kstrati, 29, and 23-year-old Korba Halilaj, both described as no fixed abode, are accused of being concerned in the production of cannabis and the supply of a controlled drug.

They made no plea and their case was continued for further examination.

Both men were remanded in custody pending their next court hearing.