Edinburgh man arrested in £200k drugs bust

Police are patrolling the area following the incident.
Police are patrolling the area following the incident.

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

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.

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.