A MAN and a woman have been arrested in connection with drug offences after police seized what is believed to be £60,000 worth of cocaine.

Officers stopped a Volkswagen Polo in Glendinning Terrace, Galashiels on Thursday (August 18).

They seized a “significant” quantity of drugs, believed to be cocaine, worth an estimated street value of £60,000.

A number of items relating to the supply of drugs were also seized in the operation.

A 21-year-old man initially ran from police but was later traced and arrested in connection with the seizure. He is due to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court today (Friday, August 19).

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A woman, 24, was also arrested and charged. She was released on an undertaking and will appear at court at a later date.

DI Laura White, of Lothian and Scottish Borders CID, said: “Tackling serious and organised criminality is a priority for Police Scotland and this recovery demonstrates our determination to target those involved in bringing drugs into our area.

“We depend on the continued support from our local communities and appreciate those members of the public who come forward with vital information that assists our investigations, I would urge anyone who has any information, concerns surrounding drugs in their area to contact police.”

Anyone with concerns can call officers on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.