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Men Held on Drugs Charges

THREE Wigtownshire men have been remanded in custody charged with heroin-dealing following a series of drugs raids on Friday morning.

And another seven men, six of whom come from Stranraer, were released from court on bail on Monday, having been arrested in the dawn raids which have been dubbed Operation Emperor Phase Two.

John Ringland and Norman Allison of Stranraer and Wigtown man Alan Saunders were remanded in custody at the Stranraer Sheriff Court at the instance of prosecutors. All three have been charged with dealing heroin in and around Stranraer.

In total, ten men were arrested on Friday as one hunded police officers, some carrying firearms, carried out a series of raids at a number of addresses throughout South-West Scotland.

Those arrested were held in custody until they appeared before Sheriff James R. Smith in private on Monday afternoon.

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