Police seize £10,000 worth in Capital drugs bust

Police have been carrying out a number of drug raids in the Capital and throughout the Lothians. Picture Steven Scott Taylor.
Police have been carrying out a number of drug raids in the Capital and throughout the Lothians. Picture Steven Scott Taylor.

Police in Edinburgh have charged two men aged 52 and 32 with drug offences after the recovery of a significant amount of Class A drugs from within the property and a vehicle located nearby

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As part of the ongoing Operation Eagle, officers from the Pro-Active Unit conducted a search of an address in Murrayburn Place where £8500 of crack cocaine was discovered along with almost £2,000 in cash and other drugs paraphernalia.

Both men are scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

Detective Inspector Paul Grainger from Corstorphine CID said: “Once again Operation Eagle has activity has resulted in the sizeable recovery of harmful drugs before they could reach our communities.

“Dealing with drug crime is one of Edinburgh division’s top priorities and we will continue to use every resource at our disposal to tackle crimes of this kind that are reported to us.

“The public can assist greatly in helping police tackle drug related offences and I would urge anyone with information on drug offences in their area to come forward to police or contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”