Cocaine worth £1.8m seized by police in car interception

Police intercepted two cars during the operation which recovered a huge quantity of Class A drugs.

Police Scotland charge two men after seizing nearly £2m worth of cocaine in Glasgow iStock

Police have seized drugs with a potential value of almost £2m following a Glasgow operation.

Police Scotland confirmed that officers had seized approximately 42kgs of what is “believed to be” cocaine on Thursday.

Around £1.8m worth of the class A drug was seized during the operation.

Two men have been charged following the seizure, after officers from Glasgow’s organised crime unit intercepted two cars on Dunragit Street.

The two men, aged 34 and 56, are due to appear in Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday.

Detective superintendent David Ferry said: “This operation underlines our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country’s Serious Organised Crime Strategy.

“People’s lives are ruined by drugs and we are determined to disrupt criminal activity which has such a negative impact on the lives of our communities.

“We will continue to work with our partners to ensure Scotland is a hostile environment for those who seek to bring misery to our communities through their involvement in drugs.”

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