Police foil organised crime gang’s plan to take over convenience store
Police Scotland said the group is involved in the supply of drugs in the north west of England.
Police foiled an organised crime gang's plan to take over a convenience store in Aberdeen.
Officers uncovered the criminal group when they tried to obtain a premises licence for the shop in January.
Officers forced the store's licence holder to give up the permit before it could be turned over to the gang, who are believed to be involved in the supply of drugs across the north west of England.
The operation was revealed in Police Scotland’s annual report to Aberdeen City Council’s licensing board.
The report said: “Last year, Aberdeen City Division identified one serious and organised crime group within the board's area, who were attempting to obtain a premises licence by transfer.
“This group were known to be involved in the supply of controlled drugs in the north west of England.”
The Scottish Government has identified 232 organised crime groups operating nationwide, with 28 involved in crime in the north east.
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