Aberdeenshire man sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to transporting Class A drugs
Thursday August 29th 2019 at 2:36 PM
An Aberdeenshire man has been sentence to more than five years in prison after he pled guilty to transporting more than half a million pounds of Class A drugs across the UK.
Alan Hastings from Kintore admitted to delivering a package of heroin worth £487,000 in Dundee in April last year and another containing cocaine worth nearly £50,000 in Larkhall in February 2018.
He was sentenced to five years and three months in prison by the judge at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday.
The 52-year-old was caught transporting drugs around the country using his haulage business after an extensive intelligence-led police operation.
Detective Inspector Robin Sim, of the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit, said: “Hastings played a major role in the sale and supply of a significant value of illegal drugs which would have ended up in the hands of the most vulnerable people.
“Tackling serious & organised crime is a priority for Police Scotland and thanks to this intelligence-led operation we were able to recover a significant amount of drugs as well as securing the conviction of a man who was playing a very dangerous role.
“I continue to ask members of the public to let us know their concerns about drug-related activity.
“Information provided to us is always taken seriously and even if you think your concerns are low-level, it can lead us to criminals involved higher up and help us detect even more serious organised crime.”