Significant drugs haul on the A90

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More than £100,000 of cocaine was recovered from a vehicle on the A90 last night (Wednesday).

The vehicle was spotted near the Glamis junction by an off-duty police officer who reported his suspicions to colleagues at around 7 pm. Tayside Police subsequently stopped the vehicle on the northbound carriageway at the Finavon Junction.

Officers discovered approximately a kilo of the class A drug, as well as an amount of counterfeit cash.

A 45-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries are continuing.

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and it is anticipated that the man will appear at Forfar Sheriff Court tomorrow.

Detective Inspector Mike Pirie, Head of Tayside Police’s Drugs Branch said: ‘‘This was a significant recovery of Class A Drugs and further underlines the dedication of Tayside Police and all our officers in tackling the menace of drugs in our Force area.

‘‘The dealing and misuse of any drugs harms our communities, as it hurts communities throughout Scotland and the UK. We are determined to do all that we can to ensure the safety and well-being of our communities.

‘‘If anyone has information that can help us to take drugs and the dealers off of our streets they should contact us on 0300 111 2222, or pass information anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’’