A member of an organised crime group was wearing a delivery company uniform and driving a specially-adapted vehicle to smuggle drugs into Wales when he was caught on one of the UK's busiest motorways.
Mark Buchanan was jailed at Cardiff Crown Court for 16 years after pleading guilty to his part in a large-scale drugs network.
The 42-year-old was arrested on September 23, 2022, on the M5 near Birmingham. When officers from Tarian, the south Wales Regional Organised Crime Unit, stopped him they found 7kgs of cocaine, worth approximately £700K located in a front passenger seat bulkhead.
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