Man arrested in £500,000 drugs bust

Police Scotland has charged a man following the recovery of cocaine with a potential street value of £500,000 in Lanarkshire.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 2:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 2:05 pm

Reacting to intelligence, officers stopped a vehicle at around 3.30pm yesterday (Wednesday), on the M74 near Lesmahagow.

A 57-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with drug offences and is due to appear at Lanark Sheriff Court.

Detective Superintendent Craig Willison said: “We will use all the tools available to us to disrupt the illegal supply of drugs in our communities and remove those involved from our streets.

“The public plays a vital role in helping us to do this and I would encourage anyone who has concerns or information relating to drug activity and those involved in cultivation and supply to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland via 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, in confidence.