Five women and nine men are due in Peterhead Sheriff Court today over alleged drug-related offences in the north-east.
On Friday, £5,000 of heroin and crack cocaine was seized during a series of raids in Fraserburgh and St Combs.
More than 30 specialist officers were involved in the operation, as well as local policing teams.
Heroin valued at over £4000 and crack cocaine valued at almost £1000, plus several thousand pounds of cash, were seized during the execution of six drug search warrants.
As a result, five women aged between 26 and 41 and nine men aged between 16 and 46 – three of whom are from the Liverpool area – have been charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
They are expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today.
Detective Inspector Stuart McAdam said, “Friday’s activities add to the recent success of Operation Banook where we have seen a significant quantity of controlled drugs being removed from the streets of Aberdeenshire.
“We are determined to utilise all of the resources available to us to take action. As has been said many times before, as well as the contribution made by our partners, much of the success of this operation, is due to the information provided to us by members of the public.”
DI McAdam thanked the public for the information provided, and urged the local community to continue to report any suspicious activity.