Man arrested and charged after £1.2million worth of drugs found in vehicle Scottish main road

Police stopped a van containing 30kg of a classA drug on a busy road as part of an investigation.

A man has been charged after officers recovered millions of pounds worth of cocaine in a vehicle on a Scottish main road.

The 33-year-old was arrested and charged after police discovered £1.2million worth of cocaine in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter on the M74 near Abington yesterday afternoon. As part of an ongoing operation, officers from Dumfries and Galloway Road Policing stopped the van, containing 30 kilograms of the class A drug.

The man, who has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident, is due to appear at Airdrie Sherriff Court on Friday, 24 July.

Officers find £1.2million worth of cocaine on M74

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A full report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Superintendent Alan O' Brien, of the Organised Crime Unit, said: “A recovery of this size shows the hard work our committed officers are putting in to help eradicate the supply of drugs in our communities.

“This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and we are determined to continue the disruption and supply of drugs throughout the country.

“I would ask that if anyone has any information relating to the distribution of drugs that they contact officers.

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“We will always take action on any intelligence we receive about the supply of drugs and would continue to appeal to anyone who has any concerns to get in contact with police through 101. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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