Five men charged after drugs worth £26,000 recovered in North-east

Five men have been charged in relation to alleged drugs offences following two separate seizures the North-east this week.

Three men, aged 49, 36 and 21, are expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today following the recovery of heroin and crack cocaine in the Spital area of Aberdeen.

The drugs were estimated to be worth approximately £7,000 and the recovery was a result of an intelligence-led operation yesterday.

Two other men, aged 30 and 17, are expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today following the recovery of cannabis with an estimated street value of £19,000. The recovery was made after a Peugeot van was stopped on the A90 just south of Stonehaven on Tuesday as part of an intelligence-led operation.

Detective Inspector Allen Shaw said: “These seizures highlight our commitment to tackling drug misuse and serious and organised crime and how information from the public can make a difference.

“I cannot stress enough just how crucial the information we receive from the public is in helping us intercept illegal substances bound for communities in the North East. Please continue to let us know your concerns about drugs by calling Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 to remain anonymous.”

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