Courier behind bars after transporting more than £70k of drugs to North-east

Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

A man who was paid £500 to transport £70,000 of class A drugs to the North-east has been jailed for almost three years.

Sammer Juneja, 29, was out of work and desperate for money, so he agreed to transport substances to Peterhead from Crewe.

He was told he would be conveying anabolic steroids to Scotland, but realised this was not the case.

He was driving on Erroll Street in Peterhead on May 30 last year when police saw that his car was registered to Crewe and decided to pull him over.

Officers searched his car and found a shoe box containing drugs.

Juneja admitted supplying the substances during an appearance at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in February.

He returned yesterday to be sentenced.

Fiscal depute John Richardson said the drugs, including cocaine and diamorphine, were worth more than £70,000. Representing Juneja, defence agent Paul Parker-Smith asked for his client to be spared jail.

Imposing a sentence, Sheriff Graham Buchanan handed Juneja, of Christleton Avenue in Crewe, two years and eight months imprisonment.