SCOTTISH police seized £100m worth of cocaine in Dover in a joint operation with national cops.

The huge haul was hidden in a shipment of fruit from South America which had arrived in the English port. 

A 64-year-old man in Glasgow was arrested on suspicion of importing class A drugs along with a 40-year-old man in Brentwood, Essex. 

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The pair were questioned and released under investigation. 

A number of searches have also been carried out at locations in Glasgow and Essex as the investigation continues.

The discovery was made in the early hours of Tuesday, September 22 after specialist Border Force search teams were brought in to assist officers working as part of Police Scotland's Organised Crime Partnership.

NCA Director of Investigations Nikki Holland said: “This is a huge seizure of class A drugs, made as a result of some excellent joint working between the NCA and Police Scotland under the Organised Crime Partnership (Scotland), and our Border Force colleagues.

“This operation has prevented a large amount of cocaine from making it on to our streets, we estimate that once adulterated and sold it could have had a street value of up to £100m.

“So in making this seizure we have taken away a valuable commodity that would have been sold to fund further serious and organised criminality.

“Our investigation into this attempted importation is continuing.”

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Angela McLaren, Assistant Chief Constable organised crime, counter-terrorism and intelligence, said: "This seizure is undoubtedly a massive setback for serious and organised criminals. This operation and our other recent successes underline our unwavering commitment to working with partners, including the NCA, Border Force and SOC Taskforce, to disrupt this sort of criminality.

"Working together we will relentlessly pursue those who seek to bring misery to our communities whether they are in Scotland or elsewhere in the world.”