Man jailed following £1.6 million drug recovery in Aberdeen

42-year-old Steven Gribble has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars. Image: Police Scotland

A man has been jailed for 10 years after more than a million pounds worth of cocaine was seized in Aberdeen.

Around £1.6 million worth of the Class A drug was recovered from a property in the Granite City during October and November of last year.

42-year-old Steven Gribble was sentenced at the High Court at Edinburgh after pleading guilty to his role in serious organised crime.

Police Scotland's Detective Inspector John Pirie said: "We remain committed to disrupting those involved in serious and organised crime.

“This sentence is a result of months of extensive work to dismantle supply lines.

"A number of specialist officers were deployed during the operation, including surveillance officers and other covert resources.

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

“I want to reassure the public that day in day out officers are working hard to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal drugs.

"To those involved in serious and organised crime, we will target you and your associates.

“We continue to rely on the public to build our intelligence to stop criminals and I would encourage anyone to report any serious and organised criminal activity to Police Scotland by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.

"Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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