Big drugs haul after stop & search in Glasgow

14 December 2018, 10:20 | Updated: 14 December 2018, 10:22

Police Scotland

Police have seized £350,000 worth of drugs after searching a car in Glasgow.

Officers on patrol in Hawthorn Street in the north of the city spotted the driver, who stopped the car and left before being traced with help from the police helicopter.

Sniffer dogs were used in the search of the car and heroin along with 8,500 tablets, believed to be diazepam, were found, with an estimated total street value of around £350,000.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, which happened at 1.55pm on Thursday.

Police said he has been charged with various road traffic and drugs offences and is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday.

Inspector Jim Reid, of Greater Glasgow Serious Organised Crime Groups Disruption Unit, said: "We have taken a significant amount of drugs off the street and arrested a man as a result of our officers responding quickly whilst working with specialist resources.

"Our officers remain vigilant and are committed to tackling drugs crime and work within the communities of Glasgow every day to identify and arrest offenders.

"Drugs have absolutely no place in our society and I want to reassure people that we will use every tool and tactic at our disposal to target the criminals involved."