The amount of heroin intercepted by Perth prison officers has risen by 500% in the past year.

The total amount of the Class A drug discovered in 2014/2015 equates to the total discovered for the previous three years.

The figures have been revealed in a freedom of information request from The Courier newspaper.

Reported by STV News. You can read the full story here. 

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