Drug dealer pair jailed after Edinburgh police seize £350k worth of heroin, speed and crack cocaine across city

A pair of drug dealers have been jailed after police in Edinburgh seized more than £350,000 worth of heroin, speed and crack cocaine at various properties across the city.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 5:09 pm

Police found 22 kilograms of speed and two kilograms of heroin, as well as £10,000 in cash, during searches of properties in Pilton Drive North and Stead’s Place in May last year.

A further search at a property in Ferry Gait Crescent in June 2020 led to the recovery of items including mixing agent, crack cocaine and more than £4,000 in cash.

Moses Irungu, 40, and Nontuthuzelo Halana, 44, had previously pleaded guilty to drug supply offences at the High Court in Glasgow on March 1.

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Moses Irungu (right) and Nontuthuzelo Halana were jailed on Thursday. Pic: Police Scotland

On Thursday at the High Court in Aberdeen, Irungu was sentenced to four and a half years in prison while Halana was jailed for eight months.

Detective Inspector Gary Reid, of the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "We welcome the conviction and today's sentencing of Irungu and Halana for their involvement in the supply of controlled drugs.

"This intelligence led operation resulted in over £350,000 worth of controlled drugs being seized.

“We would like to send a clear message to anyone who is involved in the supply of drugs onto the streets of Scotland that if you expect to profit from other people’s misery, expect to be targeted by law enforcement. It's clear Irungu and Halana were operating at a significant level in the drugs supply chain and bringing offenders to court, recovering illegal substances and disrupting the supply chain is our highest priority. No one is untouchable.

"The public continue to play a vital role in assisting our investigations into drug related activity and anyone with any concerns about drugs, or who has information about those involved in the drugs, should contact Police Scotland on 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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