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Police Scotland’s drugs protection dog, Bear, has been active over the weekend in Benbecula, with the result that two packages have been seized from the Royal Mail sorting office.

Checks carried out at the Balivanich sorting office by Bear and his handler on Friday and Saturday mornings (22 and 23 October) led to suspect packages being opened and the contents confiscated.

On Friday the suspect package contained a quantity of a class A drug, while on Saturday a parcel sent by post was found to contain unauthorised off-prescription medication.

Both packages have been seized and police are continuing enquiries into the use of the postal service for drug supply.