A drug runner who admitted bringing more than £70,000 of class A drugs into the North-east has been warned he is facing jail.
Sameer Juneja caught the attention of police in Peterhead when they realised the car he was riving was insured to an address in Crewe in England.
The 29-year-old appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing after previously admitting being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin on May 30.
Fiscal depute Eilidh Wright told Aberdeen Sheriff Court police spotted him at 12.15pm and followed him to Errol Street.
She said police noted him to be “visibly shaking and sweating profusely”.
He said he was “visiting a friend”, but could not give them a name. Officers searched the car and found three plastic bags in a shoe box on the rear seat.
The first bag contained cocaine with a maximum value of £11,360.
Within the second bag was 15 individual bags of heroin, with a maximum value of £41,700.
The third bag contained wraps of cocaine worth a maximum of £19,460.
Mrs Wright said he was cautioned and detained and made no comment during his police interview.
Paul Parker-Smith, Juneja’s solicitor, said the heroin would be worth far less than the maximum value if sold in the individual wraps it was found in. He said a “more realistic” value would be £10,500 to £13,500.
Mr Parker-Smith said his client had been paid £500 to deliver what he was told was a package of “anabolic steroids”.
He added: “He has accepted his culpability.”
Juneja, whose address was given as Christleton Avenue, Crewe, had his sentence further deferred until next month for updated reports.
Sheriff Jack Brown told him: “I have to say, looking at the value of the drugs involved here, a custodial sentence remains by far the most likely outcome of this case.”