Glasgow & West Scotland

Glasgow drug trafficker loses cannabis profits

A man caught with £381,000 worth of cannabis in Glasgow has been ordered to hand over £30,000 in crime profits.

John McQuillan was jailed for seven years and two months after he was found with the haul near the city's Easterhouse area in July 2009.

The Crown also raised an action against the 46-year-old to claw back any proceeds of crime.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Pentland agreed a confiscation order and gave McQuillan six months to pay.

During a previous appearance at the High Court in Glasgow, he admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis.

The court heard how intelligence had led to officers from the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement placing McQuillan under surveillance.

He was watched leaving his home in the city's Royston area and later spotted arriving at an address near Easterhouse.

When police moved in they found McQuillan in a converted garage with 482 quarter-kilo bars of cannabis resin and 124 smaller blocks.

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