Man charged after £500,000 cocaine haul seized from vehicle

Officers recovered the drugs after stopping a vehicle on the M74 near Lesmahagow on Wednesday.

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

Officers stopped a vehicle on the M74 near Lesmahagow at around 3.30pm on October 21 as part of an intelligence-led operation.

A 57-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with drug offences.

He is due to appear at Lanark Sheriff Court on Thursday.

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 contact Police Scotland on 101 or to make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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