Two men charged after cannabis worth £800,000 uncovered in raids

Police arrested the men in Edinburgh on Tuesday following the discovery of the drugs in Aberdeen over the last month.

Two men arrested in Edinburgh after £800,000 of cannabis discovered during raids in Aberdeen iStock

Two men have been arrested and charged following the discovery of £800,000 worth of cannabis in Aberdeen.

Police Scotland found a number of cultivations in the area between July 4 and August 15.

On Tuesday, the two men – aged 27 and 35 – were arrested in a pre-planned operation in the Muirhouse and Niddrie area of Edinburgh.

Both men are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Detective inspector Andrew Machray, from the CID Proactive Unit in Aberdeen, said: “A significant amount of cannabis has been taken off the streets and I hope this operation highlights our determination to tackle drugs activity.

“We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to disrupt those involved in serious and organised crime who are intent on bringing harm and misery to our local communities.

“The majority of cultivations that we uncover come from information given to us from our communities.

“We rely on the support of the public, so if you have any information or concerns about drug misuse, do not hesitate to contact Police Scotland on 101 or report this anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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