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M74 drugs suspects released

Two men have been interviewed and released after drugs with a street value of more than £100,000 were allegedly discovered in a vehicle on the M74 motorway near Dumfries on Tuesday.

A statement from the Crown Office said the Procurator Fiscal at Lanark received a report relating to an incident involving a 48-year-old man and a 55-year-old man said to have occurred in on the M74 near Junction 14.

The statement added:

"After full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the report, the accused were liberated from custody and did not appear in court. The case remains under consideration by the Procurator Fiscal."

– Crown Office

'Nothing new to Lockerbie claims' says Crown Office

Scotland's Crown Office says there is 'nothing new' in the latest claims that Iran was responsible for the Lockerbie air disaster.

"Mesbahi's claim that Iran was responsible was first reported in the media in the late 1990s and was available to the defence before the trial but they did not call him as a witness.

"The only appropriate forum for the determination of guilt or innocence is the criminal court, and Mr Megrahi was convicted unanimously by three senior judges. His conviction was upheld unanimously by five judges, in an Appeal Court presided over by the Lord Justice General, Scotland’s most senior judge.

"As the investigation remains live, it would not be appropriate to offer further comment."

– Crown Office spokesperson

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