Gun and drugs worth £128,000 seized in house raids
Two men are due in court after police searched properties in the south west of Edinburgh.
Two men have been arrested after police seized a gun and drugs worth £128,000 in a series of raids in the south west of Edinburgh.
Houses on Longstone Terrace Stenhouse Street West, and Stenhouse Mill Crescent were searched on Thursday.
Police Scotland said a firearm was recovered along with a "significant quantity" of drugs and more than £10,000 in cash.
A 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old man have been arrested and charged, police said.
They are due to appear in court on Friday.
Detective inspector Kevin Harkins said: "The recovery of these drugs, cash and a firearm reiterates our commitment to tackling serious organised crime and sends a clear message to those involved that we will not tolerate their illegal activities in Edinburgh.
"These arrests are an excellent example of an intelligence-led police operation supported by information provided by the public in Edinburgh who do not want organised criminals ruining their communities."
He added: "Communities in Edinburgh should be reassured that we will and do act on information provided to us, and any reports of criminal activity we receive will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and discretion and will be investigated thoroughly to bring offenders to justice.
"I urge anyone who has information about those involved in organised crime, or regarding drugs, firearms or cash that has no obvious or legitimate source, to please contact us on 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."