A720: Van stopped on Edinburgh bypass found to contain large quantities of heroin and cocaine

A van stopped on the Edinburgh bypass was found to contain a substantial amount of drugs.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 4:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 4:34 pm

Police, acting on intelligence, stopped a Volkswagen van on the A720 at Old Craighall to find the quantity of drugs inside.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested and charged in relation to the incident after police seized a quantity of heroine and cocaine from the van around 6.30pm on Monday, June 7.

The drugs have an estimated combined street value of £73,000 and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal after the arrest.

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A720: Van stopped on Edinburgh bypass found to contain large quantities of heroin and cocaine

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As well as the drugs, the van contained some mixing and bulking agents.

A Police Scotland statement confirmed that: “During a search of the vehicle, officers recovered a large quantity of heroin and cocaine as well as mixing/bulking agents

"A 47-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the recovery and is due before Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday, 9 June.

"A full report will be forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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