DRUGS with a £60,000 street value have been seized in Moray.
The joint operation was conducted yesterday afternoon (March 22) by Grampian Police and Northern Constabulary, and resulted in the capture of Class A and B drugs including heroin and cannabis.
After the raid at Burnside Caravan Park in Fochabers, and on a car that was stopped on the A9 near Aviemore, three men from the Liverpool area were arrested and charged.
The 24, 25 and 26-year-old are expected to appear in court on Monday (March 26).
Detective Inspector Stewart Mackie said: "This is another significant recovery and re-affirms our commitment to reducing the harm caused by drugs and serious organised crime.
"The joint working between Grampian and Northern Constabulary should send a strong message to those that are intent on dealing drugs that we will know no boundaries in our efforts to make the north of Scotland a hostile environment for those engaged in this vile trade."
DI Mackie said that generally speaking, criminals involved in drug dealing in Moray live outside the local area.
"They are intent on only one thing – making money regardless of the misery they bring to communities," he continued.
"Those involved are taking great risks in an attempt to turn a profit and we will continue to track them down and bring them to justice."
Anyone with information on drug dealing ins asked to contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.