Two charged after nearly £200,000 of drugs seized from car

Officers stopped a car on the M74 northbound, near Lesmahagow, at around 4.50pm on December 23.

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Two men have been arrested and charged after police seized a “significant” amount of cocaine in South Lanarkshire.

Officers stopped a car on the M74 northbound, near Lesmahagow, at around 4.50pm on December 23.

They found and seized a quantity of drugs, believed to be cocaine, with an estimated street value of £195,000.

Two men, aged 35 and 39, were arrested and charged in connection and are due to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court on December 26.

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective chief inspector Stephen Elliott said: “This was a significant recovery. It underlines our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country’s Serious Organised Crime Strategy.

“We will continue to target those intent on profiting from drugs, who give no thought to the misery it causes.

“We rely on the support of the public. Your information helps us build intelligence on drug-related issues so we can act on your concerns.

“I urge anyone with information regarding drugs in their community to contact 101. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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