Police have arrested 26 people and recovered more than £8,000 worth of drugs during an operation aimed at reducing violence in the north-east.
Officers started a campaign in response to reports of violent incidents being intensified by drug misuse in the area.
In addition to the arrests and the recovery of drugs, police also seized four weapons and £4,300.
Detective Chief Inspector Finn McPhail, from Aberdeen CID, said: “We cannot underestimate the effects violent crime can have on victims and the wider community, and while we continue to record a reduction in violent crimes and positive detection rates, it is crucial that we are always on the front foot and do what we can to prevent incidents of crime before they have a chance to happen.
“We will continue to carry out enforcement action as and when necessary to make the north-east a safer place to live.
“I cannot stress enough how important the information and support we receive from the north-east community is – if you have concerns about suspicious activity at a property, or concern for individuals, please let us know.
“Our campaign against violence will continue over the coming weeks, demonstrating Police Scotland’s commitment to tackling crime of this nature and bringing those responsible to justice.”
Anyone with concerns is advised to contact Police on 101 or 999 regarding emergencies. You can also contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to report anonymously.