Drugs smuggler caught on M74 with £100k of cannabis after driving from Newcastle

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A drug runner who was caught smuggling £100,000 worth of cannabis into Scotland has been jailed for three years. Robert Sulollaraj, 24, was being driven from Newcastle to Glasgow when police flagged down the car on the M74 after becoming concerned about erratic driving.

But when officers approached the Volkswagen Golf they were 'overwhelmed' by the smell of cannabis. A search revealed shopping bags containing 9.7kg of the class B drug which experts said would be worth £97,000 at street value.Albanian national Sulollaraj was also found in possession of two mobile phones and a fake driving licence.

An iPhone was analysed by officers who discovered a string of text messages, photos and videos linking him to the drugs trade.Self-confessed cannabis user Sulollaraj, of Newcastle, denied any wrongdoing and went on trial at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

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