Man arrested in Spain after investigation into county lines in the North East
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on an International Warrant on Tuesday, 2 November 2021, in Alicante, Spain, in connection with a county line operating in Aberdeen.
It follows a protracted investigation by North East Division’s Organised Crime Group Unit and the Police Scotland Fugitive Active Search Team.
Arrangements are being made for the man to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in due course.
Detective Inspector Martyn Thomson said: “We are committed to disrupting those involved in operating and benefiting from county lines, who supply illegal drugs in the north east of Scotland”.
"The county lines model shows crime does not respect borders, with this significant arrest demonstrating Police Scotland’s determination to seek out and apprehend those intent on causing harm in our communities, in collaboration with international partners”.
"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.”
Assistant Chief Constable Pat Campbell, Organised Crime, Counter Terrorism & Intelligence, added: "I am grateful for the assistance of our law enforcement partners, including the National Crime Agency, in arresting this male who is wanted in Scotland for drugs offences and will now be subject to extradition proceedings. "