Four charged as Operation Goal nets more success

FOUR men from Hawick have been charged as the ongoing drugs Operation in the Borders continues.

Operation Goal, launched earlier this month, saw officers from all over Lothian and Borders Police force carry out a series of raids across the area, including Hawick.

The latest phase of enforcement resulted in addresses in Cheviot Road, Charles Street and Drumlanrig Place being targeted and charges being brought against the men, aged 39, 29, 57 and 27.

All have since made their first appearance in court.

Detective Chief Inspector Amanda McGrath said: “When Operation Goal was launched we made a promise to our communities that this was not a one-off occurrence.

“We have continued to make good on that promise and utilise the information we receive to identify and bring to justice those involved in drug crime within the Borders.

“Our engagement with local communities is vital in obtaining the information that makes operations like this a success and officers will continue to provide a visible presence throughout the region.

“We will always robustly investigate any reports of crime and anyone who wishes to come forward with information relating to drugs or associated criminal behaviour can contact their local policing team or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”