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13 March 2015, 18:25
Seven people have been arrested and almost £265,000 of drugs seized in a series of police raids.
Four properties in the Drylaw, Leith and Broomhouse areas of Edinburgh were searched yesterday and between them 16kg of cannabis, 11kg of amphetamine and 112 diazepam tablets were found.
Four men aged 33, 45, 49 and 51, and a 46-year-old woman, were arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act and are due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.
Police said the drugs have an estimated street value of around £198,000.
Detective Chief Inspector Kenny Gray said: "Once again, we have acted on intelligence from our communities to seize large quantities of drugs and put a considerable dent in the operations of local crime groups.
"Whenever we receive information from the public relating to serious organised crime or associated offences, such as drug distribution, we will respond accordingly to bring those responsible to justice.
"Anyone wishing to report drug crime or any other ongoing criminal activity in their area can contact Police Scotland on 101 or make an anonymous report via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.''
Meanwhile, two men have been arrested after police seized £65,000 of cannabis.
Officers from Midlothian Community Action Team (MCAT) found a large quantity of cannabis plants and herbal cannabis when they searched a property on Carlowrie Place in Gorebridge, Midlothian, yesterday.
Two men aged 22 and 25 were arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Sergeant Colin McDonald said: "This has been a significant seizure of Class B drugs which were intended for our streets and shows the dedication of officers to ensuring that illicit drugs are removed from our communities, and that offenders are brought before the courts.''