Eighteen men arrested in crackdown on organised crime

The men were charged in connection with crimes including drugs supply and various road traffic offences.

Arrests: Eighteen men. Police Scotland
Arrests: Eighteen men.

Police have arrested 18 men as part of an operation targeting organised crime.

Detectives and road policing officers swooped in Aberdeen on Wednesday after a tip-off.

Officers said that 18 people were charged in connection with a number of offences, including drugs supply and road traffic offences.

Those charged were aged between 18 and 53.


Detective sergeant John Lumsden, from Aberdeen CID, said: “These patrols were designed to root out offenders involved in serious crime and significantly disrupt their illegal activities.

“This is the latest in a series of operations as part of a road crime initiative across the north-east and I want to reassure the public that these efforts will not stop, with more planned in the coming weeks and months.” 

You're up to date

You've read today's top stories. Where would you like to go next?