Glasgow & West Scotland

Police seize cocaine worth £1.4m from joiner's kitchen

High Court in Glasgow
Image caption Martin will be sentenced next month

A joiner has admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine after being caught with £1.4m of the Class A drug.

Daniel Martin, 35, was held after a raid at his home in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, last September.

The High Court in Glasgow heard he had been a "custodian" for the 14kg haul, some of which was 82% pure.

Prosecutor Blair Speed said: "He told police that he knew why they were there and that what they were looking for was in the kitchen."

Martin went on to point out a shopping bag in a cupboard.

The court heard the drugs could potentially sell for £100 per gram.

Martin, who was also linked to the drugs by his DNA, made no comment after being charged.

It emerged he already had a High Court conviction for assault in 2005.

Martin had been on bail but judge Lord Mulholland remanded him in custody.

Sentencing was deferred until next month for reports.