Five charged after drugs found in raids

POLICE have charged three men and two women with drug offences after recovering heroin worth more than £6500 during raids.

Officers seized a quantity of heroin, Valium and diazepam, along with almost £6000 in cash, after searching three properties in the Wester Hailes and Sighthill areas on Wednesday.

Three men, aged 35, 37 and 40, and two women, aged 38 and 39, were charged in connection with drug offences, and were all due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday.

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A police spokesman said: “These seizures were a direct result of local people coming forward and giving us information.

“We would encourage anyone who suspects anyone of profiting from crime in their community to contact us.”