Three men were due to appear in court today after £85,000 of drugs were seized in a police raid.
Officers discovered crack cocaine and heroin as well as a four-figure sum of cash from two cars that were stopped in the Hilton area of Aberdeen and an unclassified road near Hatton yesterday.
Three men – an 18-year-old from Birkenhead, a 19-year-old from Aberdeen and a 22-year-old from Liverpool – were arrested and charged over the find.
They were due to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today.
Detective Inspector Stewart Drummond said: “A significant quantity of drugs were recovered during this operation, which was intelligence-led and used a number of officers working in specialist roles.
“There is no doubt these illegal substances would have been destined for our local communities which meant that proactive, targeted action was crucial.
“On a daily basis, North- east division is committed to removing drugs from our streets and this latest recovery demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the region is a safe place to live.”
He added the operation relies on information from the public and those with concerns should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 for anonymity.