£700,000 drugs haul found in Deeside address


A police raid in a Deeside village has seized almost £700,000 worth of Class A and B drugs from a property last Tuesday (Februrary 27).

The Police Scotland operation marks the largest drugs recovery from a single address in the North-east since the inception of the single unified force on April 1, last year.

Cocaine with a ‘street’ value in the region of £695,000 was recovered by officers from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit following an operation into the supply of controlled drugs. A small quantity of cannabis was also recovered.

Five local men aged 27, 24, 23, 22 and 21, and two local women - both aged 19 - were arrested and reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the recovery.

They appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Friday, February 28.

Detective Inspector Douglas Norrie said: “This recovery is significant and an extremely positive step forward, but our work won’t stop there and we will continue to crack down on drug dealers and continue to bring those concerned in the supply of illegal drugs to the Court.

“I would urge people in our communities to pick up the phone and tell us who the people are that are involved in criminal behaviour in order to allow us to continue to build on what has already been achieved.”

If anyone has any information regarding criminal behaviour in their area they are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0845 555 111 if they wish to remain anonymous.