Two men have been released without charge following a Home Office raid at a north-east port.
The pair were detained after border force officers boarded a yacht at Fraserburgh harbour on Monday night.
However, last night, a spokesman from the National Crime Agency revealed the men had been freed.
“The two individuals who were questioned were released without charge,” he said.
The spokesman said he could not reveal why the pair had originally been detained.
A spokesman for the Home Office confirmed that two men had been detained by officers for questioning, adding: “Border Force officers, with assistance from Police Scotland, boarded a yacht in Fraserburgh harbour as part of an ongoing investigation.”
Formed in 2012, Border Force acts as a law enforcement body within the Home Office.
Officers are responsible for checking the immigration status of people entering the United Kingdom, searching for illicit goods in cargo, vehicles and baggage, and patrolling the coastline.
They work at 140 sea and air ports across the country and overseas.