A MAN and woman have been arrested after police seized £100,000 of heroin near Carlisle.

The pair, a 33-year-old man and woman, aged 23, are being detained at Durranhill police station for questioning. They are both from Merseyside.

Their car was stopped on the M6 between junctions 42 and 43 at Carlisle.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Slattery said: “Cumbria Constabulary is committed to tackling the supply of controlled drugs and these latest arrests show that Cumbria is not a soft target for drug dealers or organised criminals.

“Any members of the public with information about drug dealing in their communities should call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111”