Police target drugs traffic on Northern Isles ferries

A police crackdown has been launched to tackle possible drug supply on ferries from Aberdeen to the Northern Isles.

Police Scotland said Friday afternoon's operation at Aberdeen Harbour - which involved sniffer dogs - was a result of intelligence.

Ch Insp George MacDonald said officers on the mainland could help protect island communities from criminals involved in the drugs trade.

Police were also targeting road traffic offences.

Ch Insp MacDonald added: "I would like to reiterate that the purpose of this operation was to ensure the safety of those using our ports for social and business reasons and it also meets our force priority to tackle serious organised crime.

"It is not indicative of major problems within the north-east of Scotland and the Northern Isles."

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