Five men charged after drug raids carried out at nine homes

Police investigating organised crime carried out the searches at nine properties.

Five men charged after drug raids carried out at nine homes in Aberdeen iStock

Five men have been arrested and charged after drug searches were carried out in Aberdeen.

Warrants were executed at nine properties in the Torry area of the city on Tuesday as part of organised crime investigations.

More than £11k in cash was recovered from the searches.

Five men aged 23, 29, 34, 35 and 38 were arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

They are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Wednesday, January 18.

Detective inspector Andrew Machray said: “The operation is part of our ongoing commitment to keep drugs off the streets and to provide support to anyone who needs it.

“We work closely with partners, such as housing providers and social work, to ensure anyone affected by drugs is fully supported in taking proactive and positive steps going forward.

“Safeguarding our communities remains a priority and we hope our presence in the area provides reassurance that we take drugs crime seriously.

“Anyone who is concerned about drugs in their community is asked to contact Police on 101 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”