Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Police seize £30,000 cannabis haul in Leith

Cannabis worth an estimated £30,000 has been seized by police following a raid on a flat in Edinburgh.

About 100 plants were discovered in the raid on the property in Papermill Wynd, Leith, on Sunday.

Two men, aged 33 and 35, have been arrested and charged in connection with the seizure, and are due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Police are urging people to be aware of any suspicious behaviour by their neighbours.

Det Ch Insp Keith Hardie, from Lothian and Borders Police, said: "We are committed to tackling the scourge of drugs in our local communities, and we will always act on any intelligence we receive regarding potential cannabis cultivations.

"Not only do such operations fund serious and organised criminality which impacts directly on local communities, they also carry a very serious fire hazard, putting neighbouring properties at risk.

"At this time we would ask people to be vigilant, and if you have any suspicions that a property in your community is being used for the purposes of growing cannabis, then you should notify police immediately.

"Tell-tale signs include permanently covered windows, either with foil or bin bags, noise from fans and heaters, and empty compost or fertiliser bags in the garden. There may also be visitors arriving at the property at unusual hours."

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