A painter and decorator was caught with £2m of high-purity cocaine after a motorway swoop by police.
Richard Eadie was caught with the drugs on November 15, 2019 on the M74 northbound near Abbington, Lanarkshire.
Prosecutor Lindsey Dalziel told how police were “suspicious” when they clocked boxes in the front of the hired Ford Transit van given the space in the back.
They had already received a tip-off that drugs were on board.
Police went on to discover 20 taped blocks inside each holding 1kg of cocaine.
The drugs had a purity as high as 76% with a potential value of between £1.6m and £2m.
On Thursday, Eadie of Garthamlock, pled guilty at the High Court in Glasgow to being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
His QC Thomas Ross told the hearing: “In terms of the value, he understands that prison is inevitable.”
Eadie had been on bail, but, deferring sentencing for reports, judge Lady Stacey told him: “You will be remanded in custody.”
The case was adjourned until next month.