£20,000 worth of drugs seized in dawn raids

Police have been carrying out drug raids across the Capital. Picture; Steven Scott Taylor.

Police have been carrying out drug raids across the Capital. Picture; Steven Scott Taylor.

Four people have been arrested and charged with drugs offences as part of Edinburgh’s Operation Eagle.

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Picture; Steven Scott Taylor

Picture; Steven Scott Taylor

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On Tuesday March 1 and Thursday March 3, officers across Edinburgh carried out searches of properties in, Gilmerton Dykes Crescent, Liberton Gardens, Broomhouse Park and Gibson Terrace.

As a result, £10,000 worth of cocaine was seized from a home in Gilmerton Dykes, while £2,500 worth of cocaine and heroin was also recovered from a vehicle in the Inch.

In addition, £10,000 worth of cannabis was also recovered from a home in Gibson Terrace.

A 21-year-old man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday March 3 in connection with the recovery in Gilmerton Dykes, while a 34-year-old man and 26-year-old woman appeared in court on Tuesday 2nd March for the drugs recovered in the Inch.

A 24-year-old man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday March 6 in connection with the recovery in Gibson Terrace.

Detective Inspector Alan O’Brien from Edinburgh’s Proactive CID said: “We have now entered the second month of Operation Eagle and we are not letting up on our targeted pursuit of drug crime offenders.

“Every day we are using the intelligence from the public to carry out enforcement action across the city and seize harmful substances before they can be distributed within our communities.

“However, we can only successfully continue with this operation with the assistance of Edinburgh’s local residents and I would again urge anyone with information relating to drug crime in their area to contact us on 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”