Four men have been arrested after police seized money and drugs worth £50,000 in an operation to target organised crime in the area. 

Addresses across East Ayrshire were targeted on Friday, November 15 with drugs with an estimated street value of around £3,000 along with £47,000 in cash reportedly recovered.

Four men aged 21, 31, 39, and 59 years, have been arrested and charged and will appear at court at a later date.

Chief Inspector Steven Meikle, Area Commander for East Ayrshire, said: “This is a positive step in reducing the impact of organised crime within the wider community.

“We are committed to detecting those who intend on selling drugs within the Ayrshire area and criminal activity like this will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly.

“It is important that members of the public who have information surrounding drug related issues get in contact with police.

"Anyone who is aware of anything relating to the supply of drugs can contact police on 101, or through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”