Police seized drugs worth tens of thousands of pounds at a Barrhead house during a raid staged as part of a nationwide crackdown on organised crime.

A 24-year-old man was detained on cannabis growing charges after the swoop took place on Thursday.

Police said a search team found 120 cannabis plants, with a combined street value of around £75,000, being grown across two floors of the property.

A 28-year-old man was also arrested in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow on Friday in connection with the same UK-wide investigation.

The Barrhead raid was a joint operation involving the London-based National Crime Agency (NCA) and Police Scotland's Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).

Both men were detained in custody ahead of court appearances.

The NCA said the Barrhead cannabis farm was one of three to be busted during a two-week period as part of the same initiative against serious and organised crime.

In the other two swoops, around 500 cannabis plants were found at properties in Anniesland, Glasgow, and Harthill, Lanarkshire, on April 27.

Four men, aged 42, 29, 26 and 25, were arrested in connection with those raids and were later remanded in custody after appearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Rob Miles, the NCA's operations manager in Scotland, told the Barrhead News: “This latest activity in Barrhead and elsewhere demonstrates our commitment to protecting communities and disrupting organised crime across Scotland, alongside our policing colleagues.”

Detective Sergeant Gordon Constable added: “Crime affects the lives of local people on a daily basis.

"We are determined to change that and investigations and operations such as these demonstrate our resolve to do just that.

"Serious and organised crime has no place in our society and we remain committed to disrupting this and any other criminal activity which impacts on people’s lives and our communities.”

The NCA, founded in 2013, is the UK's lead agency against organised crime.