Crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis seized as police make six arrests in ‘county lines’ crackdown in Edinburgh

Crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis were all seized in a day of action aimed at disrupting ‘county lines’ drug supplies into Edinburgh.

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 7:55 am

Police said a four-figure sum of cash was recovered in Wednesday’s operation, which saw six men, aged 38, 30, 29, 24, 22 and 21, arrested and charged in connection with various drug offences.

All are expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in due course.

Detective Inspector Kevin Tait said: “We are committed to identifying the supply chain which brings drugs into Edinburgh and disrupting the activity of people intent on bringing harm to our communities.

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“The county lines model shows crime does not respect borders.

“Communities should not have to tolerate the damage caused by drugs and I would urge anyone with information which can help us deal with those responsible to pass this on.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Police said small quantities of crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis, along with a four-figure sum of cash, were recovered during the operation.

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