Cannabis with an estimated street value of over £300,000 has been seized by police officers in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire following raids on four properties.

Police have charged a 32-year-old man in connection with the drug offences across the north-east following several raids in the city and Shire.

On Thursday, April 30, officers discovered a cannabis cultivation at a property on Cuminestown High Street. A second recovery was made from Haremoss Drive, Portlethen, on Wednesday, May 1.

Following investigations, a further two properties were searched in the Torry and Bucksburn areas of Aberdeen and a large number of cannabis plants were found at Glenbervie Road.

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On Friday, May 10, the 32-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the discoveries. He is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today (Monday, May 13).

Detective Inspector Andrew Machray said: “This operation underlines our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country’s Serious Organised Crime Strategy.

“Officers are removing drugs from communities right across Scotland day in, day out, and information provided by the public is vital in helping us continue to do this.

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“I would specifically ask anyone who witnesses any suspicious behaviour in and around buildings that aren’t frequently occupied, or has concerns regarding drug production and crime in their area, to report this to us so we can investigate.”

Those with concerns should report them to Police Scotland via 101, or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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