Easterhouse man bailed after admitting involvement trafficking £2.4m cocaine

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Easterhouse man bailed after admitting involvement trafficking £2.4 cocaine
Easterhouse man bailed after admitting involvement trafficking £2.4 cocaine

A MAN was today bailed after he admitted involvement in trafficking £2.4m of cocaine.

Graham Curran was clocked handing over the illegal haul to an associate in Paisley, Renfrewshire on August 18 2020.

The drugs - which had a purity of up to 54 percent - had been wrapped and stashed inside bags.

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Curran pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine as he appeared in the dock at the High Court in Glasgow.

The offence was aggravated by a connection with organised crime.

The 35-year-old told judge Lady Scott how he was currently subject to a curfew and has to sign on at a local police station.

She then agreed to continue Curran's bail pending sentencing next month.

The hearing was told how police were initially keeping tabs on a man called Allan Ferguson during a large scale drugs probe.

They later clocked him parking his Ford Transit van in Foxbar Crescent, Paisley, where Curren then pulled up in a Volkswagen Golf.

Prosecutor Michael Macintosh said: "Curran exited the vehicle and removed a large weighted orange shopping bag and a polythene bag which he then handed to Ferguson."

Curran then drove off before police initially stopped Ferguson.

A total of 20kg of cocaine - potential value of £2m-£2.4m - was seized including during a search of Ferguson's home in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

Officers also took from him £2,950 in cash, drug equipment and other items.

The court heard Ferguson has since been jailed for four years after he pled guilty to cocaine supply and possession of a stun gun at a hearing last September.

Curran meantime was arrested in November 2020 while in his car in Paisley.

He made no comment to the accusations at the time.

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Tony Graham, defending, said Curran, of Glasgow's Easterhouse, had a lesser involvement than Ferguson.

The QC added: "Curran is not in that territory. He must accept the operation was one involving serious organised crime, but this man's role was one of a courier."

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