Edinburgh crime: Two men from Muirhouse and Niddrie arrested in connection with £800,000 of cannabis

The arrests follow the discovery of a cannabis farm in Aberdeen earlier in the month
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Two Edinburgh men have been arrested following a pre-planned police operation in the Muirhouse and Niddrie area of Edinburgh following the discovery of a ‘significant amount of cannabis’ across multiple cultivation sites in Aberdeen earlier this month.

One man aged 27 and another aged 35 were taken into custody on Tuesday, August 22, and have since appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. Both men are being charged in connection with a number of cannabis farms discovered in the Aberdeen area between Tuesday, July 4 and Tuesday, August 15.

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Police officers in Edinburgh supported Aberdeen police as part of their operation with the estimated street value of the cannabis reported to be over £800,000.

Two Edinburgh men have been arrested this week in connection with a number of cannabis cultivations discovered in the Aberdeen area between Tuesday, 4 July and Tuesday, 15 August, 2023. Photo: rawpixel.comTwo Edinburgh men have been arrested this week in connection with a number of cannabis cultivations discovered in the Aberdeen area between Tuesday, 4 July and Tuesday, 15 August, 2023. Photo: rawpixel.com
Two Edinburgh men have been arrested this week in connection with a number of cannabis cultivations discovered in the Aberdeen area between Tuesday, 4 July and Tuesday, 15 August, 2023. Photo: rawpixel.com

Detective Inspector Andrew Machray from the CID Proactive Unit in Aberdeen said: “A significant amount of cannabis has been taken off the streets and I hope this operation highlights our determination to tackle drugs activity. We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to disrupt those involved in serious and organised crime who are intent on bringing harm and misery to our local communities.

“The majority of cultivations that we uncover come from information given to us from our communities. We rely on the support of the public, so if you have any information or concerns about drug misuse, do not hesitate to contact Police Scotland on 101 or report this anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”