Man charged after police discover cannabis cultivation worth £500,000

The cultivation was found within a property in the Grandholm Grove area in Aberdeen on Sunday.

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A man has been arrested and charged after a cannabis cultivation worth more than half a million pounds was discovered within a property in Aberdeen. 

The cultivation, estimated to be worth £520,000, was found after police carried out enquiries in the Grandholm Grove area of the city on Sunday afternoon. 

A 51-year-old man was arrested and charged with drug offences after the discovery was made. 

He is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Tuesday. 

Detective Sergeant Erika Griffiths, of North East CID Proactive, said: “We have seized a large quantity of drugs and have arrested one individual.

“Taking drugs off the street is a priority for Police Scotland and we will ensure the north east remains a hostile environment for anyone looking to engage in criminality.

“Anybody with any information or concerns about drugs within their community should contact police via 101 where we can then investigate.”