POLICE have seized around £90,000 worth of cannabis after smashing a drugs production operation.
Officers from Lothian and Borders Police seized around 300 plants used to grow the class B drug after a raid on a property in Edinburgh.
Police detained a man in connection with the raid on an address in Meadowbank near to Hibs’ Easter Road stadium.
A large quantity of equipment used to cultivate cannabis was discovered by police at around 4pm on Tuesday.
Sergeant Deborah Mitchell from Lothian and Borders Police said: “These cultivations help to fund serious and organised crime and with each one we take out of operation means we are able to put a dent in the activities of the criminal fraternities that plague our communities.
“We are delighted to have seized these plants and continue to urge the public to come forward if they think a property is being used to cultivate cannabis.
“Over the next two weeks we will be running awareness conferences in Edinburgh to highlight to landlords and public service workers the tell-tale signs of an active cannabis cultivation, following the success of similar conferences in East and West Lothian.
“Intelligence and assistance from the public is key to identifying cultivations and shutting them down. Anyone with information relating to a suspected drugs operation should contact police immediately.”