Cocaine, heroin seized in £66k drugs raid

A SIGNIFICANT amount of Class A and B drugs have been recovered in north Edinburgh following an intelligence led operation.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 12:54 pm
Updated Friday, 20th May 2016, 2:02 pm
File picture: Steven Scott Taylor
File picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Officers from the Edinburgh division proactive unit executed separate warrants on Thursday, May 19, at addresses in Great Junction Street and Pilrig Heights. A subsequent search resulted in the seizure of a substantial amount of cocaine, heroin and cannabis worth an estimated street value of £66,500.

Two men, aged 33 and 23, were arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act and will appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday, May 20th.


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Detective Inspector Alan O’Brien of Gayfield CID said: “Acting on vital intelligence from our communities local officers successfully seized a substantial quantity of Class A and Class B drugs from two addresses in the north of the city.

“I’m delighted that as a result of this operation we have prevented these harmful substances from reaching our streets.

“Drug crime remains a priority for Police Scotland and we remain committed to arresting those involved in this illicit trade.

“I urge anyone who wants to report drug activity in their area to contact police on 101. Rest assured that all information we receive will be acted upon and treated with the utmost discretion.

“Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”