Nine kilograms of uncut heroin worth around £1 million was seized after a vehicle was stopped by police.

At around 4pm on Sunday (November 19) eagle-eyed officers spotted the vehicle as it travelled south on the M6.

Officers ‘felt something was amiss with it’ and signalled for the driver to stop. A search of the vehicle turned up nine kilos of what is thought to be uncut heroin, with an estimated street value of around a million pounds.

A 24-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

A spokesperson for police said: “An estimated million pounds of heroin has been stopped from making it onto the streets thanks to eagle-eyed officers on patrol on our road network.

“Op Warrior was set up to target the individuals and gangs involved in crime, as well as associated issues such as violence and intimidation, large scale drug supply, exploitation and fraud, all of which can cause serious harm to local communities.

“We hope this result sends a message that we will not tolerate people using Lancashire’s road network to courier drugs – and that you can’t beat our officers’ sixth sense when it comes to tracking down those involved in serious and organised crime.”