Shotgun, cash and drugs seized in raid on Edinburgh home

A general view of Broomfield Crescent where the police raid took place. Picture: Google

A general view of Broomfield Crescent where the police raid took place. Picture: Google

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A shotgun, cash and drugs worth £140,000 have been seized by police in a raid in the west of the Capital.

Three people were arrested and charged after officers raided the property in Broomfield Crescent yesterday.

Cocaine, diazepam tablets and heroin with a combined estimated value of £140,000 were found at the address, as well as a shotgun and a five-figure sum of cash.

Two men aged 29 and 32 appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today alongside a 34-year-old woman.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin MacLean of Edinburgh CID said: “The recovery of these drugs, cash and a firearm reiterates our commitment to tackling serious organised crime and sends a clear message to those involved that we will not tolerate their illegal activities in Edinburgh.

“These arrests are an excellent example of an intelligence-led police operation supported by information provided by the public in Edinburgh who do not want organised criminals ruining their communities.

“Communities in Edinburgh should be reassured that we will and do act on information provided to us, and any reports of criminal activity we receive will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and discretion and will be investigated thoroughly to bring offenders to justice.

“I urge anyone who has information about those involved in organised crime, or regarding drugs, firearms or cash that has no obvious or legitimate source, to please contact us on 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”