A man caught with more than £140,000 worth of cannabis that was hidden in a secret compartment in his motorhome has been jailed for four years and ten months.
The Anh Luu was snared shortly before he boarded a Cairnryan to Belfast ferry on November 6, 2019.
Police found the 38-year-old to be “sweating and crying” when they stopped his hired vehicle for a routine check.
The drugs, wrapped in clingfilm, were discovered in a compartment made from laminate flooring boards where the bed should have been.
At the High Court in Glasgow last month, first offender Luu, originally from Vietnam, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of drugs at Loch Ryan Port, Cairnryan, in Dumfries and Galloway.
Following his jail sentence on Wednesday, detective superintendent Ian Gardner said: “Police Scotland’s border policing command teams operate across the ports and airports of Scotland to counter the threat from terrorism, the threat to national security and to tackle serious and organised crime.
“Keeping the thousands of passengers and workers travelling through or operating within our ports and protecting Scotland’s, and the UK’s, border entry points is an absolute priority for our officers.
“The conviction and sentencing of Luu underlines and serves notice to anyone who thinks they can abuse travel through our ports and airports for criminal purposes that our specially trained teams are alive to this misuse.
“We will arrest those involved and continue to disrupt their activities.”
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