A drugs dealer who had cannabis resin worth £121,000 hidden in his car boot when police pulled him over on a motorway, has been jailed for more than four years.
George Bell was arrested on the M1 in Northamptonshire on October 9 this year, when officers found 24kg of cannabis resin in his car.
The 60-year-old, from Hull, was sentenced to four years and six months in prison last Friday, after pleading guilty to drugs offences at Northampton Crown Court.
He has been described as someone who is involved with organised crime.
Detective Constable Robin Peasland, from Northamptonshire Police, said: “The supply of drugs has a significant and destructive impact within our communities and we do not tolerate it.
“The sentence given to Bell sends a clear message that those convicted of drug supply offences will face a lengthy stay in prison.
“We are committed to conducting thorough investigations and disrupting these organised criminals.”
It was the second major drugs haul on the M1 in Northamptonshire this year.
In April, heroin with a street value of about £50,000 was recovered when a car was stopped on the motorway.
Two men, both from Coventry, denied possession of a class A drug with intent to supply, and await trial.