Driver caught with £300,000 worth of drugs in 'significant' seizure

Police said the seizure was 'significant' for a remote area after stopping the car on the A95.

Man caught with £300,000 worth of Class A drugs in Highlands after police stop car Google Maps

A man has been caught with around £300,000 worth of class A drugs during a police stop in the Highlands.

Officers halted the Seat Leon on Thursday afternoon near the A95 junction with Boat of Garten just outside the hamlet of Drumuillie.

A search of the vehicle found the powder, believed to be cocaine, inside before the man was arrested.

The 33-year-old has since been charged in connection with the seizure and appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court on Friday.

Detective Inspector Andy Ingram, said: “This was a significant seizure of Class A drugs.

“Police Scotland will continue to target and disrupt drug supply in all of our communities, even in the most remote areas.”

He added: “If you have information or concerns about drugs within the local community, do not hesitate to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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