A MAN has been arrested after his van was pulled over on the M6 by police who found it stashed with cannabis.

At around 8pm on Monday officers stopped the white Mercedes van on the M6 southbound between junctions 21 and 20.

The vehicle was searched and officers discovered a quantity of cannabis.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in custody.

Anyone with information can call police on 101.