POLICE arrested a man found with 30 kilograms of cocaine in an estimated £1.2m drugs bust. 

The 33-year-old was driving a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van on the M74 northbound, near Abington and was stopped by police yesterday. 

Upon searching the vehicle, officers from Dumfries and Galloway Road Police discovered the huge haul of Class-A drugs, with an estimated street value of over one million pounds.

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He is due to appear in Airdrie Sheriff Court today. 

A full report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Superintendent Alan O' Brien, of the Organised Crime Unit, said: “A recovery of this size shows the hard work our committed officers are putting in to help eradicate the supply of drugs in our communities.

“This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and we are determined to continue the disruption and supply of drugs throughout the country.

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“I would ask that if anyone has any information relating to the distribution of drugs that they contact officers.

“We will always take action on any intelligence we receive about the supply of drugs and would continue to appeal to anyone who has any concerns to get in contact with police through 101. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”