Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Drugs recovered in Edinburgh city operation

Police taking part in Operation Wolf
Image caption Officers have been carrying out high-visibility patrols in Edinburgh

Drugs and stolen goods have been seized by police in a crackdown on violent and anti-social behaviour in Edinburgh.

About 40 officers carried out patrols and stop-and-searches in Leith as part of Operation Wolf on Tuesday.

Four people were arrested for drug and warrant offences after police were led to several properties in Midlothian where they recovered heroin and £3,000

Officers visited 28 licensed premises and gave five people fixed penalty notices for anti-social drinking.

A further 16 people were reported to the procurator fiscal for road traffic offences.

'Specifically tailored'

Police Scotland said the operation had yielded "vital intelligence" on ongoing criminal activity that would be followed up and further enforcement days were planned.

Operation Wolf got under way last week when six people were charged with football-related disorder following the Hibernian-Hearts match on 27 April.

Supt Matt Richards, of Police Scotland, said: "Our communities in Leith identified drugs, anti-social behaviour and violence as local concerns, and Tuesday's activity was specifically tailored to tackle these issues.

"A number of arrests and reports to the procurator fiscal were made for a variety of offences, with quantities of drugs and potentially stolen property seized.

"More importantly, however, we were able to demonstrate our commitment to our communities by acting on the information they provide us with responding through the dedication of appropriate resources.

"Operation Wolf is about meeting the needs of the public through the information they provide us with in our policing plans.

"Enforcement days will continue throughout the coming days and weeks to address a range of offences and issues impacting on communities throughout Edinburgh."

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