• Bathgate father and son charged over airport drug seizures

    Bathgate father and son charged over airport drug seizures0

    A father and son have been charged after a new psychoactive substance with a black market value of £60,000 was seized by Border Force at two airports.

    The hauls of Kratom were found at Edinburgh Airport on 15 April and East Midlands Airport on 6 May.

    The seizures were part of a joint National Crime Agency and Police Scotland investigation.

    Organised Crime Partnership officers arrested the two men, aged 60 and 38, in Bathgate, West Lothian, on Tuesday.

    NCA Scotland operations manager John McGowan said: “We estimate these seizures would have had a combined value of around £60,000 once sold on the black market.… Continue reading.

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  • Father and son charged after 154 kilos of Kratom found at airports

    Father and son charged after 154 kilos of Kratom found at airports0

    A father and son have been charged after £60,000 of a new psychoactive substance was seized by Border Force at two airports.

    The seizures of Kratom – one of 52 kilos at Edinburgh Airport on April 15 and another of 102 kilos at East Midlands Airport on May 6 – were made as part of a joint National Crime Agency and Police Scotland investigation.

    Officers from the Organised Crime Partnership arrested the two men, aged 60 and 38, in Bathgate, West Lothian, on Tuesday.

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    NCA Scotland operations manager John McGowan said: “We estimate these seizures would have had a combined value of around £60,000 once sold on the black market.

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  • Budget, Kratom, cannabis and solar all on Godfrey village board agenda

    Budget, Kratom, cannabis and solar all on Godfrey village board agenda0

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    GODFREY — A public hearing on the new budget and discussion on whether to allow the sale of Kratom in the village are among items on the agenda at Tuesday’s Godfrey Village Board meeting.

    A public hearing on the budget is set for 5:45 p.m. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the hearing will be held via audio conference. To participate call 1-408-418-9388 using access code 623-964-726#. Comments may be submitted to the village clerk via email at clerk@godfreyil.org by 3:35 p.m. to be part of the public record.

    As presented, the budget shows expenditures of $14.8 million, up about $3 million from last year.

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