Broch and St. Combs drug busts lead to 14 arrests

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Fourteen people have been charged after£5,000 worth of drugs were found in Fraserburgh and St. Combs Police Scotland has confirmed.

Heroin valued at over £4000 and crack cocaine valued at almost £1000 and over £1,000 in cash, were seized during the execution of six drug search warrants on Friday November 20.

Five women aged between 26 and 41 and nine men aged between 16 and 46, three of which were from the Liverpool area, have been charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

They are expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court on Monday 23 November 2015.

Detective Inspector Stuart McAdam said, “Friday’s activities add to the recent success of Operation Banook where we have seen a significant quantity of controlled drugs being removed from the streets of Aberdeenshire.

“We are determined to utilise all of the resources available to us to take action.”

Over 30 officers were deployed, including community policing teams and specialist resources, in the raids.

DI McAdam said: “As has been said many times before, as well as the contribution made by our partners, much of the success of this operation, is due to the information provided to us by members of the public.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their information and ask that they continue to report to us any suspicions they have.”