A crime gang involved in trafficking quarter of a million pounds worth of drugs into Scotland has been jailed and restrictions imposed on the gang leader.
33 year old Michael Carroll, Lee Curtin, 42, and Donald Gray, 50, were involved in the supply of heroin, cocaine and cannabis worth more than £260,000.
At the High Court in Glasgow in March, Carroll admitted two drugs offences which were aggravated by a connection to serious crime while Curtin and Gray also admitted being involved in supplying drugs.
The gang were sentenced to a total of nearly 11 years in jail last month.
A Serious Crime Prevention Order (SCPO) was today imposed against Carroll. The order, which lasts for five years after he is released from prison, restricts his association with three people including some of those involved in the case and ownership of communication devices.
The court heard previously that a surveillance operation carried out by Police Scotland saw Carroll put a blue bag containing nearly £15,000 cash into a car in Dundee in August 2017.
He left the car and the occupants drove off, throwing the bag out of the window when they realised they were being followed by police.
Later that month officers discovered 28kg of cannabis resin worth around £120,000 in Carroll’s house, along with heroin worth £12,500.
Curtin was arrested in Liverpool in September after his DNA was matched to bags of cannabis worth £90,000 which had been seized from a house in Dundee earlier in the year.
Cocaine worth more than £45,000 was discovered when police searched Gray’s house the following month.
Nicky Patrick, Procurator Fiscal for Homicide and Major Crime, said: “This was an extensive network of drug trafficking aimed at bringing significant quantities of illegal substances into Scotland. Scottish law enforcement is working together to do all in our power to prevent these crimes and to bring those who commit them to justice.
“This case demonstrates our commitment to prosecuting serious organised crime and those who bring harmful drugs into our communities.”