A 64-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in Glasgow after around a tonne of cocaine worth up to £100 million was seized at Dover.

The drugs were found in the early hours of Tuesday, hidden within a shipment of fruit that had arrived on a vessel from South America.

Searches took place in Glasgow and Essex, with the 64-year-old, in addition to a 40-year-old man in Brentwood, being arrested on suspicion of importing class A drugs.

Both were questioned before being released under investigation.

The investigation is linked to Operation Venetic, which has so far seen hundreds of arrests across the UK. NCA director of investigations Nikki Holland said: “This is a huge seizure of class A drugs, made as a result of some excellent joint working between the NCA and Police Scotland under the Organised Crime Partnership (Scotland), and our Border Force colleagues.”