Every call counts in the fight against dealers – that is the message from police after they charged more than 100 people with drugs offences in the North-east in the space of a month.
Between February 9 and Thursday police raided scores of properties across the region and seized drugs worth £73,600 and more than £77,000 in cash.
After announcing the raids, Detective Chief Inspector Lorna Ferguson said: “Information provided to us about drug misuse is always taken extremely seriously and, even if you think your concerns are low level, I can assure you we don’t treat them that way.
“Even the smallest of seizures can lead us to criminals involved higher up serious and organised crime groups, ultimately helping us detect even more serious crime.
“Just this week, the Torry Community Policing Team executed a warrant at a property after receiving valuable intelligence. Cannabis was recovered and a woman subsequently charged.”
In one raid on a property in Guild Street, Aberdeen, police seized crack cocaine worth £56,400 and heroin worth £5,400. A 35-year-old man from London was subsequently charged.
Significant quantities of crack cocaine and heroin were also recovered in the West End of Aberdeen.
In other raids, police seized £4,800 worth of crack cocaine and heroin in Peterhead, £2,000 worth of heroin on Nigg Kirk, Aberdeen, £2,500 worth of cannabis in Forres and £5,000 of crack cocaine in Fraserburgh.
Det Ch Insp Ferguson said: “Since the start of the year 320 people have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with drug charges, with 2.4kg worth of crack cocaine recovered, 3.9kg of cannabis and 2.2kg of heroin. Whether you have concerns that someone living nearby you is involved in drugs, or whether you see suspicious activity when you are out and about in the North-east, my message is clear – always, always let us know.”
Source:: Evening Express – All articles