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Four men charged for drug offences in Aberdeen

Sep 16, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Raids reveal cocaine, cannabis and diamorphine

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Officials with Police Scotland are urging members of the public to keep providing tips about suspicious activities following a raid earlier this week that revealed several drugs and led to charges against four men in Aberdeen.

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On Sept. 13, officers executed warrants in the Seaton, Tillydrone and Northfield areas of Aberdeen and came up with quite a haul, notes a statement from Police Scotland.

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All totalled, officers discovered cocaine, cannabis and diamorphine (a narcotic analgesic used to treat severe pain) estimated to be worth just shy of $35,000 and also approximately $22,800 in cash.

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Four men, ranging in age from 18 to 35, were arrested and charged for drug offences, Police Scotland reports, although the specific counts were not provided.

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“We remain committed to disrupting those involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs within our local communities,” says Detective Constable Mike Christiansen of the North East Proactive Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

“I would like to pay thanks for the continued support and assistance provided by the public,” Christiansen adds.

Throughout the U.K., it is illegal to take, carry, make, sell, deal or supply drugs. For Class B drugs like cannabis, supplying or producing these carries a top prison term of 14 years, according to the government. Supply or production of a Class A substance, like cocaine, carries a top prison term of life.

Aberdeen has witnessed several much larger drug busts over the course of 2022. In mid-February, for example, four men were charged after officers executing a search warrant on an industrial estate found cannabis with and estimated street value of $684,000, as well as a five-figure sum of cash.

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“Serious organized crime and drugs misuse brings nothing but misery to our local communities,” Detective Inspector Robin Sim of Police Scotland said at the time.

“Our work often relies on the support of the public, so if you have any information or concerns about serious organized crime or drug misuse, do not hesitate to contact” the police or anonymously via Crimestoppers, Sim added.

A couple of months after that bust, in April, Police Scotland reported that two men had been charged with drug offences after the cops seized $109,440 worth of heroin and crack cocaine.

Again, Detective Constable Lewis Ingram of North East CID extended his thanks to the local community “for their assistance, which led to this intelligence-led recovery and subsequent charges.”

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