‘Blue Plague’ tablets worth £130,000 are seized in property raid in north Glasgow

By Ellen Thomson at

A six-figure sum of drugs have been seized following a police operation in Glasgow.

The recovery took place from an address in Tresta Road in Cadder at around 1pm on Tuesday, 12 May.

A quantity of Etizolam tablets, with a total estimated value of £130,000 was recovered.

A 33-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman have been arrested and charged in connection with drugs offences.

They were expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday, 13 May.

Tresta Road

Detective Chief Inspector John Morrison is with the Greater Glasgow Division.

He said: “This was a significant recovery and I want to reassure the people of Glasgow that we continue to use every tool at our disposal to remove these illegal substances from the community.

“Our work often relies on the support of the public, so anyone with any information or concerns about drug misuse, are asked to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Etizolam tablets – brightly coloured pills – have been linked to hundreds of deaths across Scotland and are known as the ‘Blue Plague’.

Etizolam contributed to 548 deaths in 2018, more than three-quarters of all “street benzodiazepine” deaths.