Five men charged in relation to drug recoveries in Torry
Published 30 January 2018
Five men aged 23, 25, 39, 42 and 43 have been charged following the recovery of 'crack' cocaine, heroin, cannabis and Xanax in the Torry area of Aberdeen.
The recoveries were made following an intelligence-led operation involving a joint operation with Torry Community Policing Team and Officers from the CID Proactive Unit on Monday, 29 January, and warrants were carried out in the Victoria Road and Girdleness Road areas of the city.
The estimated street value of the drugs recovered is around £1500 and £3000 in cash was also recovered.
Inspector Chris Kerr, Area Inspector for the Torry Community Policing Team said:"Through engagement with local people living in Torry, we know that the issue of drug dealing is a real concern for them. Consequently, this issue is one of our local policing priorities and my team take every opportunity to disrupt those individuals engaged in such activity. Working together with officers in the CID, my team will continue to focus our efforts to tackle those who are intent on making money by illegally supplying drugs to our communities and spreading misery and harm as a result. We rely on the support of residents and members of the public and are grateful for their assistance."
Detective Sergeant John Snedden from the CID Proactive Unit said: "We are urging people to be aware of the signs that drugs are being supplied in your community and to report any concerns they have to police. In particular will we target those who bring drugs into the North East from out with the area and look to target vulnerable people by using their homes to store or deal drugs - known as 'cuckooing'.
"Police can be contacted on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Aberdeen South, North East, Torry/Ferryhill
Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.