Drugs bust in Bonnyrigg

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

Police Scotland can confirm that two men have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

This is in connection with a large quantity of Class B drugs that was recovered from an address in Bonnyrigg.

Officers from the Midlothian Community Action Team (MCAT) executed a search warrant on High Street on Monday, May 18.

A large quantity of cannabis plants were seized, with a maximum street value of £70,000.

The men, aged 43 and 39, both of Vietnamese origin, were detained and have appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Sergeant Colin McDonald said: “This was an excellent recovery by the Midlothian Community Action Team and it has resulted in around £70,000 worth of cannabis removed from our streets.

“The sale and use of illegal substances is a scourge on our community and tackling this issue is a top priority for Police Scotland. We will not tolerate this type of anti-social behaviour in Midlothian.”