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Three people arrested and charged for cannabis supply in Peterhead

By David Porter

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On Monday following an intelligence led operation in the Peterhead area, drug search warrants were executed at two addresses.

A 23-year-old man and two women aged 28 and 49 years were arrested and charged in relation to being concerned in supply of cannabis, with an estimated street value in excess of £9000.

Detective Sergeant John Pirie, of Fraserburgh CID, said:"This is once again a clear message that drug related criminal activity will not be tolerated by the communities of the north-east and Police Scotland will ensure those involved in this criminality will be brought to justice.

"I encourage anyone with any concerns or information to contact Police on to contact Police on 101 or via the Police Scotland website.

"If you are worried about leaving your details, anonymous reports can be made to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

On Saturday three men aged 19, 20 and 22 years were arrested in connection with a disturbance in Clashrodney Avenue in the Cove Bay area of Aberdeen.

Further enquiries led to a search of a property in Clashrodney Avenue and a quantity of cannabis with an estimated street value of £145,000 was seized.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the drugs recovery.

Officers have also recently seized Class A drugs in a County Lines operation.

Local officers, assisted by specialist national resources and supported by colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service, executed three warrants at addresses in Aberdeen and two at properties in London.

Two men aged 31 and 33 were arrested in London and a 38-year-old man and 37-year-old woman in Aberdeen.

Class A drugs including heroin and crack cocaine were seized, with a combined estimated street value of £21,900.

Detective Inspector Martyn Thomson from North East Division CID said: “This enforcement action was the culmination of intelligence work and proactive activity that began in May 2020 as we continue to target and disrupt drug crime in our area.

“Criminal networks are known to use violence and intimidation tactics to carry out their drugs trade, preying on vulnerable people to assist them in their illegal activity.

"Working with law enforcement partners across the UK, we aim to disrupt this and remove harmful substances from our communities.

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