HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds worth of drugs have been found in a car on the motorway.

Cops stopped a Toyota Land Cruiser on the M74 near Carmyle yesterday morning and made the startling find.

The haul of cannabis resin, worth around £440,000, was found in the black car during a search.

It weighed a staggering 150 kilos.

A 40-year-old man has now been arrested in connection with the drugs seizure, which was found as part of a police operation.

He is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.