Man charged after police seize £3.8m worth of drugs

Officers searched three properties after stopping a vehicle on the M74 on Friday evening.

Man charged after police seize £3.8m worth of drugs SNS Group

A man has been charged following the seizure of £3.8m worth of drugs.

Officers reportedly recovered a large quantity of cocaine after stopping a vehicle on the M74 north at around 7.15pm on Friday.

Police later searched three properties in the Auchinleck Terrace and Concho Road areas of Clydebank, and Bearsden Road, Glasgow.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the seizures.

He is expected to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court in North Lanarkshire on Monday.

Detective superintendent Craig Willison said: “I’d like to commend the good work of the officers involved in these significant seizures.

“I hope it goes some way to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to tackling the illegal supply of drugs in our communities and our efforts to bring those involved to justice.

“It might be tempting for some offenders to believe that their criminal activities can go unnoticed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, however they are never beyond the reach of the law.”

If you have any concerns or information about the supply of drugs in your area, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.