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Man charged after police seize £580,000 worth of heroin

Officers discovered 5.8kg of the drug at a property in Edinburgh.

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A man has been arrested after police seized £580,000 worth of heroin (Joe Giddens/PA)

A man has been arrested after police seized £580,000 worth of heroin (Joe Giddens/PA)

A man has been arrested after police seized £580,000 worth of heroin (Joe Giddens/PA)

A man has been charged after police seized almost £600,000 worth of heroin during a search of a property in Edinburgh.

Officers acting on intelligence discovered 5.8kg of the drug at an address in Magdalene Gardens on Thursday.

Police said the heroin had a potential street value of £580,000.

They also seized £7,000 in cash from the property.

A second home, in Northfield, Tranent, East Lothian, was then searched, where £200 worth of cannabis was recovered.

Police said a 36-year-old man has been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act

He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

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