17 December 2020 18:35
Get the Edinburgh stories that matter to you sent straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter Sign me up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email British Transport Police seized drugs worth an estimated £30,000 at Edinburgh Waverley Station last week as part of a huge taskforce operation. Cops took part in a targeted operation at Edinburgh Waverley station last week as part of BTP's County Lines Taskforce to tackle drugs on the railway network. The British Transport Police officers, who were also joined by Police Scotland, seized the drugs on Wednesday 9 December when two males aged 40 and 46 were arrested for being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug at Edinburgh Waverley. Both males were held in custody and appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Thursday. "This result shows how we have been working to actively reduce the supply and possession of drugs on the railway network." Two men - aged 40 and 46 - were arrested in connection with drug supply offences.
BTP officers, who were also joined by Police Scotland, seized the drugs on Wednesday, December 9 at the train station. Following a search, cannabis with an estimated street value of around £30,000 was recovered. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... Edinburgh Waverley train station. Both men were held in custody and appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Thursday. BTP Sergeant David Ferguson said: "We have been carrying out successful operations in Scotland through working in partnership with Police Scotland to ensure the railway continues to be a very safe means of travel. "This result shows how we have been working to actively reduce the supply and possession of drugs on the railway network." County Lines is where illegal drugs are transported from one area to another, often by children or vulnerable people who are coerced into it by gangs. The 'County Line' is the mobile phone line used to take the order of drugs. British Transport Police has been carrying out County Lines operations across England, Wales and Scotland since it secured Home Office funding for a Taskforce in December 2019.The main aims of the Taskforce are to tackle drugs on the railway network, and to protect children and vulnerable adults who are often exploited by gangs into selling or moving drugs. A message from the Editor: Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers.