Heroin worth £580k seized in Edinburgh and East Lothian drugs bust

Heroin worth £580k seized in Edinburgh and East Lothian drugs bust

Heroin worth nearly £600,000 found during police raid

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Cops discovered over five and a half kilos of heroin and £7,000 in cash at a property in Magdalene Gardens during a search on Thursday, 8 November.

Yesterday (Thursday), an intelligence-led search was carried out at an address at Magdalene Gardens, Edinburgh, where over five and a half kilos of heroin was discovered within.

A second home in Northfield, Tranent was then searched where dealer quantities of cannabis worth £200 was recovered.

A 36-year-old man has been charged and is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday 9th November.

A second home at Northfield, Tranent, was then searched, where dealer quantities of cannabis worth £200 was recovered.

Detective Inspector Kevin Harkins from Edinburgh CID Proactive Unit said: This has been a massive recovery of more than half a million pounds worth of heroin, the sale of which would have undoubtedly been used to fund organised criminal activity.

Once again our communities have come forward with vital intelligence that has help us put a significant dent in the operations of those involved in the distribution of drugs within Edinburgh.

I would urge anyone with information relating to ongoing drug offences in their area to come forward via 101 or to make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, so we can conduct a thorough investigation and bring those responsible to justice.

A police search was carried out at an address in Magdalene Gardens where over five and a half kilos of the class A drug, worth a street value of £580,000, was found.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested and charged following the recovery and is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

Detective Inspector Kevin Harkins from Edinburgh CID Proactive Unit said: “This has been a massive recovery of more than half a million pounds worth of heroin, the sale of which would have undoubtedly been used to fund organised criminal activity.

“Once again our communities have come forward with vital intelligence that has help us put a significant dent in the operations of those involved in the distribution of drugs within Edinburgh.”

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