Two men have appeared in court after police seized more than £750,000 cannabis in Buckie.
Officers carried out a search of a property on West Church Street in Buckie on Sunday evening where the drugs were seized.
Chien Le, 27, and Thong Nguyn, 34, both of no fixed abode, have been charged with supplying and producing controlled drugs.
They also face a further accusation of breaching laws relating to the use, testing and maintenance of electricity meters.
Both men made no plea at Inverness Sheriff Court and have been remanded in custody.
Forensics teams have been spotted going in and out of the Highlander Hotel since a raid on Sunday.
Detective Sergeant Scott McKay, from the Aberdeen CID, said: “This enforcement action was carried out after receiving intelligence of cannabis cultivation in the area and resulted in a significant seizure of the drug.
“We remain committed to disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in our communities and we will use every tool and tactic at our disposal to remove them from our streets. But we can’t tackle this criminal behaviour alone.
“The public continues to play a vital role in assisting investigations into drug crime and I would encourage anyone who has any concerns about drug-related activity, or has any information about those involved in drugs, to contact police on 101 or make an anonymous report to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”