Labour has said there should be robust licencing of grouse shooting amid claims that illegal wildlife killing on sporting estates amounted to “serious organised crime”.
More than a dozen serious organised criminal gangs are believed to be operating in the north of Scotland.
Rangers chairman Dave King has told a court that he fears there are shareholders in the club who have links to organised crime.
Detectives investigating a string of deliberate fires in Elgin have not ruled out the possibility that gangs of organised criminals are behind the attacks.
Police are working with social workers to offer vulnerable people an escape from victimisation by brutal drug dealers.
Eastern European gangsters are under investigation for using a steel firm to staff the construction site of the new AECC with illegal workers.
Organised crime groups responsible for stealing high-value vehicles from across the UK, including the north-east, have been dealt a major blow.
An organised gang of thieves has been targeting affluent areas of Aberdeen before making off with bikes worth thousands of pounds, a court has heard.
Plans have been unveiled to give Scotland new powers to crack down on gangsters who try to evade the law.
A convicted drug dealer has been ordered to pay back thousands of pounds under the Proceeds of Crime Act