A LINWOOD lorry driver who was caught with millions of pounds worth of cocaine has agreed to hand over £21,000 of ill-gotten gains.

David Murdoch, 57, was jailed for 10 years in February after he and an accomplice were caught ferrying the haul of Class A drugs from England to Scotland.

Following his conviction, the Crown raised an action to seize crime profits from Murdoch, formerly of Dunlop Street, Linwood.

During a brief hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh today, judge Lord Weir was told that a settlement has now been reached in the case.

It was agreed that Murdoch's benefit from general criminal conduct was £21,248 and a confiscation order should be made for the same amount.

Murdoch and 40-year-old Graham McCulloch, from Airdrie, were stopped by police in May last year near Ecclefechan, in Dumfries and Galloway, following a cross-border investigation.

Cocaine with a street value of almost £6million was recovered in the operation which snared the pair.

Murdoch was driving a Mercedes van with a concealed compartment and McCulloch was at the wheel of a BMW car when officers staged the swoop on the busy A74 road.

The pair admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine between October 2019 and May last year at streets in London and Kent and at Ecclefechan.

McCulloch was also jailed for 10 years for his role in the drug supply operation and earlier agreed to hand over £246,000 to settle a proceeds of crime action.