Police recover drugs with street value of £1m in Danderhall raid

Two men were arrested recently after police seized controlled drugs with a street value of around £1million following an intelligence-led operation.

Mark Dowie
Friday, 15th September 2023, 12:00pm
Police recover drugs with street value of £1m in Danderhall raid

On Tuesday, September 12, officers attended a property in the Danderhall area suspected of being involved in the production and supply of illegal drugs.
Seized from the address were items believed to be involved in the production of diazepam, including a pill press, along with approximately 900,000 tablets.
A range of other substances, including powders currently undergoing further forensic testing, were also recovered.
Two men, aged 42 and 60, were arrested at the scene and have since been charged and were due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday, September 14 .
Detective Chief Inspector Bryan Burns said: “Officers discovered a sophisticated criminal enterprise believed to have been producing vast amounts of illegal drugs with a significant quantity, and mechanisms to produce more, successfully seized.
“Our officers are removing drugs from communities right across Scotland day in, day out.

"In addition we will continue to do everything in our powers to strip those responsible of their criminal assets using the Proceeds of Crime Act, so they do not benefit from criminal activity. This operation underlines our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country’s Serious Organised Crime Strategy.”

Anyone with information about crime should call Police Scotland on 101.

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