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Serious organised crime groups 'disrupted' in north east of Scotland

The activities of 11 serious organised crime groups in the north east of Scotland have been disrupted in the last year, police have said.

A report to Aberdeen City Council revealed drugs worth £945,000 had been seized, more than half of that being heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine.

And £150,000 in cash had been recovered.

Officers were said to have made 200 arrests directly linked to serious organised crime.

The report, by Ch Supt Campbell Thomson, said the groups had been "significantly disrupted".

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