Drug courier caught at Scots port with £140,000 of cannabis jailed

A man caught hiding more than £140,000 worth of cannabis in a camper van at Cairnryan Ferry Terminal has been jailed for over four years.

The Anh Luu, 38, was caught with the drug stash as he was about to board a ferry to Belfast in November 2019.

The camper van was stopped as part of routine checks at Cairnryan Ferry Terminal
The camper van was stopped as part of routine checks at Cairnryan Ferry Terminal
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Police Scotland’s Border Policing Command officers had stopped his vehicle as part of routine checks.

However, they found cannabis wrapped in cling film and hidden in a secret compartment where the camper van’s bed should have been.

Luu was arrested and charged with drugs offences when he appeared at the High Court in Glasgow on Tuesday 13 April.

Detective Superintendent Ian said: “Police Scotland’s Border Policing Command teams operate across the ports and airports of Scotland to counter the threat from terrorism, the threat to national security and to tackle serious and organised crime.

“Keeping the thousands of passengers and workers travelling through or operating within our ports and protecting Scotland’s, and the UK’s, border entry points is an absolute priority for our officers.

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“The conviction and sentencing of Luu underlines and serves notice to anyone who thinks they can abuse travel through our ports and airports for criminal purposes that our specially trained teams are alive to this misuse.

“We will arrest those involved and continue to disrupt their activities.”

Luu was sentenced to four years and 10 months in jail at the High Court in Glasgow on Wednesday 19 May.

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