City houses raided in drugs sting

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PROPERTIES in the Capital have been raided by police as part of a drugs sting.

Officers carried out six house searches at addresses in the south and east of Edinburgh on Wednesday and seized a combination of Class A, B and C drugs.

Four men – aged 47, 35, 39 and 41 – and one woman aged 35 were arrested and charged in connection with drugs offences, and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “While the amount of drugs seized was relatively small, yesterday’s operation sends a strong message that the force will act on any information regarding dealers.”

A 36-year-old man also appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday after a raid on a property in Danderhall on Wednesday during which cannabis plants and class A drugs worth £12,750 were seized.