DRUGS Worth £600,000 Were Recovered In Greenock Raid

22 February, 2024 | Local

POLICE have confirmed that drugs with an estimated street value of £600,000 were recovered during a raid in Greenock last week.

Police Scotland said that, acting on intelligence received and under warrant, officers entered the former Mariners’ Home on Newark Street on 14 February and discovered a large-scale cannabis cultivation.

Two men aged 29 and 39 were arrested and charged in connection with the find and appeared at Greenock Sheriff Court the next day.

Detective Inspector Nikki Wake said: “Officers are removing drugs from communities right across Scotland day in, day out, and information provided by the public is vital in helping us continue to do this.

“I would specifically ask anyone who witnesses any suspicious behaviour in and around buildings that aren’t frequently occupied, or has concerns regarding drug production and crime in their area, to report this to us so we can investigate.”

Those with concerns should report this to Police Scotland via 101, or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Mariner’s Home closed in 2021 and was sold in 2022 but no plans for the A-listed building have so far been brought forward.

A view of the building in 2021

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