Saturday, 31 October 2015

More police drugs raids: Key figure arrested.

From an email I received this morning from our local Inspector:
"Over 170 officers were involved in the operation Amyloid which targeted a serious organised crime network operating in the area.
As well as members of the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit (OCCTU) and local officers, the operation was supported by Health & Safety Executive, Department of Work and Pensions, Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (previously VOSA) and the
Scottish Ambulance Service.
22 premises were searched under warrants as part of the operation, including in the Liberton and two car garages.
A total of 21 people were arrested and charged with a variety of drug related offences and 13 remain in custody over the weekend. Importantly the principal member of the group targeted was also detained and sufficient evidence was gathered to secure his arrest.
In total £100, 000 of heroin, £2,000 of cannabis and £10,000 in cash was recovered and removed from the community.
The was one of our largest drugs operation in recent years and will send a clear message to local criminals that drug dealing and serious crime remains a continuing priority for Edinburgh Division. 
 
As always, we couldn't have carried out the operation without the support and information from the local community and our community officers were out on foot patrol after each search to ensure residents were reassured and understood the purpose of the Operation.
The operation is not a one off though and intelligence gathered as part of the work yesterday will be considered with a view to organising further disruption activity."
There is also a report here

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