Police Scotland’s Project Servator officers have made several drugs seizures during the first week of the Edinburgh festivals. The specially trained team have been working closely with officers deployed for Edinburgh’s Summer City to ensure the safety and security of those enjoying the annual event. The detections last week included:
Two 23-year-old men arrested having been found in possession of 93 wraps of cocaine between them, the drugs have a street value of £1500-£2000. Both will be appearing at Edinburgh Sherriff Court today (12 August 2019).
A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with another incident and was found to have a small quality of cannabis and 7.6g of heroin in his possession. The heroin has a street value of £750. He too will appear in Edinburgh Sherriff Court today (12 August 2019).
Two males, both in their twenties have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal after being found in possession of more than 125 Valium tablets between them.
Two 42-year-old were arrested for outstanding warrants and a small quantity of drugs.
Project Servator is a policing tactic which Police Scotland utilises. The tactic aims to disrupt a range of criminal activity, including terrorism, while providing a reassuring presence for the public.
The approach relies on unpredictable and highly visible police deployments, whilst at the same time, building a network of vigilance made up of business and community partners and the general public.
The public have a vital role to play in helping the police by reporting anything that doesn’t feel right, for example an unattended item or someone acting suspiciously. Report suspicious activity immediately to a police officer or call us on 101.