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Diazepam tablets seized by police in Edinburgh

Diazepam tablets
Image caption The haul of diazepam tablets are worth more than £62,000

A large number of diazepam tablets worth more than £62,000 have been seized by police in Edinburgh.

More than 40,000 tablets were found at a property in Broughton Road on Thursday.

A 42-year-old man and 26-year-old woman are due to appear at the city's sheriff court.

Insp Stevie Dolan said: "Diazepam is a prescribed drug, which should only be taken by those required to consume it for health reasons."

He added: "Recovering these pills means we have ensured that they can't make their way into our communities and be used for reasons other than their prescribed purpose.

"Police Scotland is committed to tackling drug crime and would urge the public to come forward immediately if they wish to report offences of this nature in their local area."

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