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Fife man to appear over drug seizure

Category: Scotland

Published: 2nd Sep 2010 15:05:56

Police have seized cocaine with an estimated street value of £150,000 in Fife.

A 40-year-old man, from Dunfermline, is due to appear in Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Friday in connection with the seizure on Tuesday in Kincardine.

Fife Constabulary said it has taken £250,000 worth of Class A drugs off the streets in the past five days.

Det Ch Supt Garry McEwan said: "The misery caused to communities by this criminality cannot be understated."

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