Two arrested in major Edinburgh gun and drugs haul

Police carried out searches around the Stenhouse area. Picture: TSPL
Police carried out searches around the Stenhouse area. Picture: TSPL

Police have confirmed two men, aged 23 and 24, have been arrested and charged in connection with the recovery of a significant quantity of drugs, cash and a firearm in the South West of Edinburgh.

As part of Police Scotland’s ongoing commitment to tackling serious and organised crime, officers carried out searches of addresses in Stenhouse Street West, Longstone Terrace and Stenhouse Mill Crescent yesterday.

Controlled drugs were recovered with an approximate value if £128,000. A firearm and a five-figure sum of cash were also discovered at these addresses.

The men will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday, October 27.

Detective Inspector Kevin Harkins of Edinburgh’s Pro-Active Unit said: “The recovery of these drugs, cash and a firearm reiterates our commitment to tackling serious organised crime and sends a clear message to those involved that we will not tolerate their illegal activities in Edinburgh.

“These arrests are an excellent example of an intelligence-led police operation supported by information provided by the public in Edinburgh who do not want organised criminals ruining their communities.

“Communities in Edinburgh should be reassured that we will and do act on information provided to us, and any reports of criminal activity we receive will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and discretion and will be investigated thoroughly to bring offenders to justice.

“I urge anyone who has information about those involved in organised crime, or regarding drugs, firearms or cash that has no obvious or legitimate source, to please contact us on 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”