Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Drug dealer caught after police bugged his van
Jason Forbes, 30, and co-accused Edmond Reid and their associates became the target for an extensive surveillance operation, a court heard yesterday.
A listening device was deployed in Forbes’ Volkswagen Caddy van during the monitoring operation which was carried out within the Inch and Niddrie areas.
Officers from the Organised Crime Counter Terrorism Unit later seized around £50,000 of heroin from lock-up garages and a kilo of cannabis worth around £11,000.
Advocate depute Sheena Fraser told the High Court in Edinburgh that conversations were recorded which demonstrated Jason Forbes’ involvement in the supply of heroin.
“Amounts of drugs referred to varied from eighths to quarter kilos and kilos,” she said.
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