Twenty-three people have been arrested in the north-east in a crackdown on drug dealing – and police want residents’ help in tackling it.
Police have raided scores of homes in Fraserburgh and Peterhead this week to tackle “cuckooing”, where people owing drugs debts have their homes taken over to sell drugs.
Now police have urged people to be aware of the signs of cuckooing.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Signs to look for include the householder having new associates and increased visitors at all times of day and night, and an increased number of vehicles outside the property, including taxis and hire cars.
“Look for signs that people might be staying at the property, for example bags of clothes around the address.
“Also look for an increase in antisocial behaviour, noise and rubbish, including evidence of drug misuse.”