HEROIN with a street value of up to £8 million was seized by police near Bowdon.

Around 20 kilos of pure, uncut heroin was found in a laundry bag and a bin liner by police who pulled over a Mercedes E270 on the A556, close to Junction 7 of the M56 and Lymm roundabout.

The car was stopped by officers from GMP’s ‘intercept’ traffic team on Friday, May 2, who are believed to have found the Class A drugs in the boot of the vehicle.

They then arrested the driver and a second man.

The operation representing one of the largest drug seizures in the force’s history and has been described as a ‘fantastic’ result for Greater Manchester Police.

Insp Laura Burgess, of Trafford South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This is a great result for the police and as the local officers in this area, we are always pleased with such finds.

“It’s important to keep the pressure on the criminals involved with controlled substances.”

Two men from London have been charged with drugs offences.