A man has been sentenced, after police stopped a car on the M6 and found more than £590,000 worth of heroin.

Officers pulled over Mohsin Syed, of Limbrey Drive, Milton Keynes, near Garstang in November and discovered the drugs in the passenger footwell of the car.

In total there were nine packages of heroin, weighing a kilogram, with a street value of £598,000.

The 24-year-old admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin and possession with intent to supply heroin and was jailed for six years.

A police spokesperson said: “The stop of the vehicle was made as part of ongoing operation warrior, which was set up to target 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.

“Project adder is a multi-agency initiative in Blackpool targeting those who sell class A drugs.

“By removing drugs and providing those suffering with addiction the pathways to rehabilitation Project Adder is having a huge impact on the town and tackling the scourge of class A drugs distribution.”