Thousands of pounds worth of drugs have been seized after police carried out a series of raids across Tayside.
Officers stormed properties in Dundee, Arbroath, Perth and Crieff on Thursday and obtained Class A, B and C substances.
The action was as part of Police Scotland’s Operation Slate, an on-going intelligence-led programme to target drug-related crime across the region.
Local policing teams were supported by specialist officers during the operation, which resulted in drugs and cash being seized.
Police confirmed “a number” of people had been held in connection with the activities and inquiries are continuing.
It comes just days after Dundee-based Superintendent Angela McLaren said tackling the city’s drug blight was one of her key aims for the next 12 months.
She promised more drug raids and increased patrols in the “hotspots” of drug activity around the city.
Detective Inspector Paul Riley, from Tayside Division’s CID Pro-active team, led the raids, which took place on Thursday.
He said that tackling illicit substances was a “top priority” for Police Scotland, Tayside Division.
The senior officer added that he hoped the community would work with police to help end the blight of illegal drugs.
He said: “This was an intelligence led operation leading to a substantial amount of controlled drugs being removed from the streets of Tayside.
“Tackling drugs is one of our top priorities and the action taken demonstrates our commitment to dealing with this issue.
“There will be no let up and we will continue to work with partners, elected members and communities themselves to deter this activity, taking action to ensure that drugs are taken off our streets and those that are involved in drug supply are arrested and charged.”
Anyone with concerns about drugs can call police on 101, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
They can also speak to any officer.