Man, 22, in court after £380,000 of cannabis found in north-east

Police in New Aberdour
Police in New Aberdour

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with a cannabis seizure worth almost £400,000.

The court appearance follows after a police operation in the New Aberdour area on Sunday.

And the recovery was made at a rural property.

Quynh Mai appeared in private at Peterhead Sheriff Court yesterday in relation to the drugs find.

The 22-year-old, whose general address was given as Fraserburgh, faced charges of being concerned in the supply of drugs, producing drugs, and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Mai is facing a further charge under the Electricity Act.

During the hearing Mai made no plea or declaration, and the case against him was committed for further examination.

Mai was remanded in custody and a spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said he is expected to appear again in the next seven days.

Detective Sergeant George Nixon said: “We are determined to continue to stop those intent on making money from the illegal sale of drugs which only serves to cause harm to the communities of the north-east.

“Inquiries in relation to this recovery are continuing and I would urge anyone with information to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous.”

Det Sgt Nixon also appealed to those with worried or information about drug-related incidents to get in touch.

He added: “Anyone with concerns about drugs in their community or who sees anything unusual or suspicious should contact police and any information will be taken seriously and acted upon.”