A MAN has been jailed for possession of cocaine with a street value of £1 million.

Tom White, 30, of Swallowfields, Iver, was sentenced to nine years behind bars on Friday, at Aylesbury Crown Court, after pleading guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

On May 31, White was stopped by Thames Valley Police at junction two of the M40, whilst he was driving a Ford Transit van. The vehicle was searched, where officers discovered 10kg of cocaine hidden inside, worth about £1 million on the streets.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Rachel Wheatman, of the Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said: “White has received a substantial prison sentence for this offence, after he was found with a significant amount of class A drugs in his possession.

“The work of our officers prevented these drugs from reaching the streets, and has resulted in a drug dealer facing years in prison.

“Thames Valley Police is committed to tackling drug offenders and strives to prevent and disrupt their crimes as part of the ongoing Stronghold campaign to fight organised crime in partnership.”