Two charged after £50,000 of heroin found in car on motorway

A man, 30, and a woman, 26, have been arrested and charged in connection with the find.

Two charged after £50,000 of heroin discovered in  car on M80 near Cambusbarron, Stirling iStock
Police: 'Criminals may try to evade us, but we will use every tool and tactic'

Two people have been arrested and charged after a large amount of heroin was found in a car on the M80.

A 30-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were charged over the find which took place after officers acting on “intelligence” stopped a car on Sunday.

Stirling police stopped the Peugeot 207 at around 11am on the M80 near Cambusbarron and found two kilograms of heroin.

The drugs are believed to have an estimated street value of £50,000.

The man and woman were arrested and charged in connection with drug, road traffic and other offences, and were due before Stirling Sheriff Court on Monday.

Sergeant Jack Swindells said: “This recovery, and the good work involved from Road Policing officers, shows that criminals may try to evade us, but we will use every tool and tactic at our disposal to remove illegal drugs from our communities.”

Anyone with any concerns about drug misuse is advised to contact 101 or report anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.