POLICE have scored a major victory in the fight against drugs after seizing around 20,000 Ecstasy tablets.
The haul, estimated to be worth around £100,000, was recovered from a house in Rishton last Friday afternoon. Two men appeared at Hyndburn Magistrates' Court on Monday and were due to re-appear today (Friday) after being remanded in custody.
Simon Day, 35, of Walmsley Street, Rishton, and David Stuart, 24, of Ingol Lane, Hambleton, were set to appear via video link from prison.
They have been charged with the supply and possession with intent to supply of 19,160 Ecstasy tablets. Their arrest was the result of a six-hour surveillance operation by the Major Crime Unit, based in Preston. A 23-year-old woman from Blackpool and a 30-year-old man from Rishton were released pending further inquiries.
When placed on the scales, the drugs weighed in at four killograms.
A police spokesman said: "Following intelligence from the Western Division at Blackpool, officers from the Major Crime Unit carried out a six-hour surveillance operation and arrested four suspects in the Rishton area. We recovered around 20,000 Ecstasy tablets.
"We believe these tablets were destined for the Blackpool area. Our inquiries are ongoing."