Police seize nearly £100,000 of cannabis and amphetamine as five arrested

FIVE people have been arrested and charged after police seized close to £100,000 worth of drugs following raids in separate premises in Edinburgh.

• Large quantities of herbal cannabis discovered by police in Pilton address

• Five people arrested and charged after haul totalling nearly £100,000

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• Seizure also made at Lorne Street following amphetamine and cannabis discovery

Police inquiries culminated in a raid on a property in East Pilton Farm Avenue yesterday when a large quantity of herbal cannabis was seized.

The total estimated value of the haul was £37,500, and three men, aged 49, 32, and 43, are due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today in connection with yesterday’s seizure.

In a separate inquiry, officers seized amphetamine and cannabis worth an estimated £56,250 following a raid on an address in Lorne Street yesterday. A total of £4,445 in cash was also seized.

A 32-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were arrested and charged in connection with alleged drugs offences, and are due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court tomorrow .

Detective Inspector John Kavanagh said: “These seizures come as part of our ongoing commitment towards tackling drug-related criminality in the Capital.

“We rely on the public to provide us with information on drug dealers or any other serious and organised criminality taking place in local communities, and I would urge anyone with information to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131