Police Seize More Than £100,000 In Edinburgh Drug Raids

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By Shaun Milne

A TEAM of drug officers swooped on a car parked at a petrol seizing Diazepam with a street value of around £100,000.

Both uniformed a plain clothed police surrounded the vehicle at the Shell Filling Station on Murrayburn Road in Edinburgh after a tip off.

Two men, said be aged 35 and 37, were detained at the scene and the car seized during the operation on Tuesday codenamed ‘Adrenalin’.

Both were expected to appear in court today (wed).

Officers also raided a property in the city’s Millar Place the same day and reported finding a cannabis farm with dope plants valued at £26,000.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the discovery.

Police arrested another three men in connection with three smaller recoveries of cannabis, at two properties in Pennywell Medway in Muirhouse and one in Nisbet Court in Lochend.

Court

Two of the men, aged 29 and 41, will appear at court at a later date, while the third man, aged 27, was due to appear today (wed).

A police spokesman said: “Yesterday’s activity sends a clear message to drug dealers that we will target them at every opportunity, in order to prevent the flow of illegal drugs onto the streets of the Capital.

“Operation Adrenalin will continue to focus on tackling the dealers who cause so much misery and harm within communities throughout Edinburgh.”

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