A MAN is behind bars after police seized almost £700,000 of high purity cocaine.

Craig Watson, 28, was snared in February this year after officers tailed a Mercedes car to his home in Glasgow's Milton.

A judge heard how a block of white powder was clocked on the back seat.

Prosecutor Liam Ewing QC told the High Court in Glasgow said it was found to be cocaine with a purity as high as 79%.

Further packages of the drug were then discovered inside Watson's home.

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A red, metal hydraulic press was also seized by police.

Mr Ewing: "Such equipment is utilised in the adulteration of controlled drugs."

A total of 6.6kg of cocaine was found with a potential value of £662,050.

Watson pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of the drug.

His lawyer John McElroy said: "He is on bail at the minute, but I simply invite you to remand him for this matter."

Lord Burns deferred sentencing until next month for reports.