Drugs worth £300,000 have been seized during a major cross border police operation

Officers from Police Scotland Specialist Crime Division in Inverness, working with those from Greater Manchester Police, confiscated significant amounts of cocaine and cannabis over a number of months during the investigation.

Police said the focus of the operation was the supply of drugs from the North of England to the Highlands and the proceeds returning to the Manchester area, with cash in excess of £75,000 also uncovered.

Three men from Manchester aged 49, 59 and 69 have been arrested and charged with drug offences.

Detective Inspector William Nimmo said: "Recent targeted activities demonstrate how partnership working formed around listening and responding to the concerns of the community can lead to positive action being taken.

"If anyone has any concerns regarding the abuse of controlled drugs, or anyone who may be involved in the supply of controlled drugs, they are urged to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."