Police seize £1m drugs haul

Police from Dumfries and Galloway have arrested a man possession of £1.1 million worth of drugs.

Officers stopped a vehicle on the A74(M) near Johnstonebridge on Tuesday, September 24.

Police recovered 108 kilogrammes of amphetamine, worth an estimated street value of £1.1 million.

Working alongside officers from Merseyside Police, Police Scotland officers searched an address in the Merseyside area and recovered a further 32 kilogrammes of amphetamine. This haul is worth an estimated street value of £320,000, bringing the total street value of the drugs recovered yesterday to around £1.43 million.

A 30-year-old man from the Merseyside area will be reported to the procurator fiscal in relation to both these recoveries. He is currently in custody and is expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court at a later date.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Hollis from Loreburn Street police station said: “Police Scotland are committed to tackling drug trafficking and with support of our English colleagues we will continue to pay particular attention on the busy M74 road between England and Scotland.

“Illegal drugs rip families apart and the subsequent ripple effect caused by organised crime is devastating. We will target and pursue anyone involved in such a vile trade with determination and vigour.

“I am always impressed with the support our communities play in reporting criminals and would urge them to continue to assist us. If you have any information on illegal drug trade please call police on 101.”