Edinburgh man arrested in £200k drugs bust

Three men, including one from Edinburgh, have been arrested after cannabis with a street value of almost £200,000 was recovered in police searches.

Friday, 5th January 2018, 12:04 pm
Updated Friday, 5th January 2018, 12:07 pm
A number of drug busts were carried out

Officers in Dumfries and Galloway searched a car heading north on the A74(M) near Lockerbie on Thursday and recovered drugs worth £120,000.

In a separate search, they found drugs with a value of around £77,000 at a house in Eskdalemuir.

The second discovery took the total value of the drugs found by the division that day to £197,000.

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A 38-year-old man from Eskdalemuir and a 57-year-old man from Edinburgh have been arrested in connection with the second find, while a 28-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested over the six-figure haul.

They were expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court.