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Men face jail over £3m cocaine haul in Bishopbriggs

By buseman, Jun 17, 2010 | |
  1. buseman
    Two men caught with cocaine worth about £3.2m have admitted being involved in the supply of drugs.

    Joseph Crichton and Stephen Currie were arrested last September after police swooped on their homes in Bishopbriggs.

    Officers from Strathclyde's major crime and terrorism unit were involved in the raids and said it was the largest cocaine recovery in several years.

    When drugs were found at Currie's property he claimed he thought it was talcum powder.

    The High Court in Glasgow heard several packages of cocaine were discovered in Crichton's family home.

    Some of the stash, which had a potential value of £411,000, was stuffed inside a plastic bag.

    The cocaine seized from Currie had an estimated value of £2.8m.

    Judge Lady Dorrian remanded the pair, both aged 46, in custody and deferred sentencing until next month.

    Crichton also faces a further hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

    17 June 2010
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/10340786.stm

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