Man charged after £9k heroin find in Aberdeen and Merseyside

A 44-year-old man's been arrested and charged after thousands of pounds worth of heroin was found in Aberdeen and Merseyside.

It's after a county lines operation between the two areas.

The arrest was made after police carried out searches at five properties across Aberdeen, Liverpool and Tarves in Aberdeenshire on Tuesday.

Heroin with an estimated street value of around £9,000 and approximately £15,000 cash was recovered.

The man's due in court today (Thursday, June 27).

Detective Sergeant Sam Harris said: "We are committed to working with local and national partners to support those who are vulnerable and tackle serious and organised crime.

"This investigation underlines our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country's Serious Organised Crime Strategy."

Inspector Stephen Morris from Merseyside Police added: “Merseyside Police, through Project Medusa, regularly deploys to other force areas to target county lines, and this joint investigation with Police Scotland shows our commitment to tackling serious and organised crime across borders. We will continue to relentlessly target those crime groups who cowardly exploit vulnerable people in our communities.”


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