Scotland's biggest drug cartel busted
POLICE said yesterday they had smashed Scotland's biggest drugs ring after detaining 11 people in a series of dawn raids in the west of the country and Amsterdam.I'm sure they were, so please, report better than that, and I think everything will be fine.
Fifteen properties were searched during the operation, which was the culmination of a three-year international drug-smuggling investigation.
Led by Scottish detectives, Operation Folklore has already seen nine convictions for drug dealing and money laundering, and the seizure of 12 tonnes of narcotics worth about £61 million.
One hundred and fifty officers took part in yesterday's, raids, in Castlemilk, Cathcart, and Burnside in Glasgow.
They also swooped on a property in nearby East Kilbride, as well as on another in an upmarket residential district of Amsterdam.
Computers and documents were seized, along with drugs and a five-figure sum of cash.
It is understood no one was detained in the swoop in the Netherlands, although police did recover some items.
Police believe that the alleged drugs gang was supplying drugs throughout Scotland.
If anyone's confused, yes, even Holland is mentioned here, ditto their capital of Amsterdam, since the gang must've had some connections with a Dutch drug cartel as well. I don't know if the gang there was run by Muslims, or if that had anything to do with the non-arrests over there, but I do know that, in contrast to the efforts made by Scottish police, the Dutch law enforcers come up pretty lame on this one.