Motorway police seized cannabis worth nearly £1 million after they pulled over a van on the M6.

It has been reported that a white van was stopped by the Central Motorway police on Saturday around 7pm.

Inside the van were three pallets holding 12 boxes and the boxes were small bags of cannabis.

CMPG Road Policing team tweeted: “With the help of @CMPG we have stopped a van on the #M6.

“During a search of the van we found three pallets, on those pallets were 12 boxes, inside those boxes….vacuum packed bags of cannabis, lots of them.

“Early estimations give it a street value of just under £1m #JobLikeNoOther.”

The exact location of where the van was pulled over has not been revealed by police but it was confirmed that it was around the West Midlands area.

In June this year another eight men were caught and jailed when a huge haul of cannabis and over £100,000 in cash was found inside 2 vans on the same motorway.

The men are reported to be of gangs from Manchester and Midlands.

The gangs plan was busted after a stop and search operations on the M6.

The men were sentenced to a total of 34 years in prison.