Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Three charged after cocaine seized from Edinburgh houses


Three people have been charged with drugs and firearms offences after £33,000 of cocaine was recovered by police in Edinburgh.

Police also seized a conductive electrical device, an air weapon and incapacitant spray. A 44-year-old man and two women aged, 18 and 42, were arrested.

All three were expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

It follows searches of two properties in Glendevon Avenue on Monday.

They are charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Det Insp Alan O'Brien, of Police Scotland, said: "Following the successful launch of Operation Eagle last week, we have acted on more intelligence from the public and seized a sizeable quantity of cocaine along with various dangerous weapons.

"Our communities continue to make it clear that they will not tolerate drug crime in their area and are regularly providing us with vital information that can bring those responsible to justice."

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