Cannabis haul worth £75k found in Edinburgh church

The church has been derelict for the best part of a decade. Picture: Kenny Smith
The church has been derelict for the best part of a decade. Picture: Kenny Smith
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A HUGE haul of cannabis worth up to £75,000 has been found hidden in an old church in Edinburgh.

Police raided the building last Friday and recovered a large number of cannabis plants with a potential street value of between £50,500 to £75,500 at St Kentigern’s Church on St Peter’s Place, in Viewforth.

Over 100 plants were seized within the building, along with various drug-related equipment.

Officers are now looking to trace the private tenants of the property as quickly as possible and anyone who can assist officers with their ongoing enquiries is asked to come forward.

DI Stuart Harkness said: “Acting on vital intelligence gathered from the public we were able to remove a significant quantity of illegal drugs from our community.

“As part of our ongoing enquiries I would ask those with any relevant information such as details on the vehicles and people who regularly visited the premises, to contact police immediately.

“We are committed to targeting those who deal in drugs and those involved in serious and organised crime.

“I would appeal to those with information about criminals operating within their community to provide that information to us either through contacting 101, or in confidence by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


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