Drugs cops seize more than £1m worth of cannabis in raids across Scotland

Drugs cops have seized more than £1m worth of cannabis in a series of raids across Scotland.

Officers from Police Scotland targeted private rented properties across Edinburgh and Falkirk during November and December.

Following the massive operation nine suspects were charged and have appeared in court.

The eight men, aged from 17 to 35, and a woman aged 39, appeared at Edinburgh and Falkirk Sheriff Courts between November 17 and December 16.

Detective Inspector Paul Greig said: “This operation to investigate the cultivation of drugs in properties highlights our determination to tackle drug activity at all levels.

“It sends a clear message that drugs have no place in our communities.”

“We would like to thank the public for their assistance with our enquiries which are ongoing.

“Officers will continue to speak with members of the public and work in the community and alongside specialist teams to detect and deter this type of criminality.”

Senior officers also warned landlords to be aware of what is going on in their leased properties.

Greig added: “I would also urge landlords in the private rented sector to make sure they carry out thorough checks on prospective tenants.

“In particular be aware of tenants who are willing to pay in cash, and make regular checks on your property.”

Anyone with information…

Drugs cops have seized more than £1m worth of cannabis in a series of raids across Scotland.

Officers from Police Scotland targeted private rented properties across Edinburgh and Falkirk during November and December.

Following the massive operation nine suspects were charged and have appeared in court.

The eight men, aged from 17 to 35, and a woman aged 39, appeared at Edinburgh and Falkirk Sheriff Courts between November 17 and December 16.

Detective Inspector Paul Greig said: “This operation to investigate the cultivation of drugs in properties highlights our determination to tackle drug activity at all levels.

“It sends a clear message that drugs have no place in our communities.”

“We would like to thank the public for their assistance with our enquiries which are ongoing.

“Officers will continue to speak with members of the public and work in the community and alongside specialist teams to detect and deter this type of criminality.”

Senior officers also warned landlords to be aware of what is going on in their leased properties.

Greig added: “I would also urge landlords in the private rented sector to make sure they carry out thorough checks on prospective tenants.

“In particular be aware of tenants who are willing to pay in cash, and make regular checks on your property.”

Anyone with information…

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