Three people have been arrested after an array of drugs worth £64,000 was seized during a cross-border operation in England.
Officers executed warrants at addresses in Birmingham and Bromsgrove on Tuesday morning, following a probe into county lines drug trafficking in the North East of Scotland.
Two men, aged 33 and 34, and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested and charged as a result of the joint operation carried out by West Midlands and West Mercia Police.
Police Scotland confirmed that quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis were seized, with a combined estimated street value of around £64,000.
County lines operations are designed to intercept the movement of illicit substances across regional and national borders.
Organised criminals often use vulnerable children and adults to carry out the actual transfers – which can be hundreds of miles apart.
Detective inspector Andrew Machray, of North East division CID proactive, said: “I would like to thank our colleagues at West Midlands and West Mercia Police for assisting with this operation.
“Our partnership approach shows our commitment to disrupting those involved in operating and profiting from the sale of illegal and harmful substances. We will continue to tackle the exploitation of vulnerable members of our communities in the North East of Scotland.
“If anyone has any concerns regarding the abuse of controlled drugs, or anyone who may be involved in the supply of controlled drugs, please contact Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
All three people are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Thursday.