Three men have been arrested following a police investigation into car thefts across the West of Scotland.
The operation involved divisional officers from Glasgow, Paisley, Argyll and Bute and Ayrshire, assisting officers from Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Serious and Organised Crime Team.
Following a three-month long operation officers with a warrant entered and searched seven properties in Renfrew, Johnstone and Paisley as well as Glasgow and Ayrshire at around 8am this morning.
Officers seized a number of items from the properties relevant to these crimes.
Three men, aged 37, 38 and 34 have been arrested and charged in connection with a number of thefts of motor vehicles in addition to charges relating to their involvement in serious and organised crime.
Detective Inspector Robert Bowie, said: “This operation highlights our commitment to tackling serious and organised crime.
“We will continue to use our resources, targeting those involved in any criminal activity which impacts the lives of our local communities.
“Anyone with concerns regarding criminality in their area can contact police and be assured that officers will act on the information and arrest whoever is involved.”
The three men are due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court tomorrow, Friday 3rd July 2020.