Man arrested for £1 million drugs haul

Police officers from Dumfries and Galloway have recovered more than one million pounds worth of drugs after they stopped and searched a vehicle near Johnstonebridge.

More than 108 kilogrammes of Amphetamine, estimated at a street value of £1.1 million, was recovered from the car.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested after a further £320,000 worth of Amphetamine was recovered from an address in Merseyside.

The man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to both recoveries.

He is currently in custody and is expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court at a later date.

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."

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Hollis, Loreburn Street Police Station, Dumfries