Glasgow & West Scotland

Robert Wylie and Kenneth Hanton jailed over drugs in Bombay Mix

Two men who were caught with £204,000 of diazepam tablets stuffed inside boxes of Bombay Mix have been jailed.

Robert Wylie, 53, and Kenneth Hanton, 50, were arrested after a police raid in Cowcaddens in Glasgow on 27 June.

Boxes of the Indian snack were found in the boots of their vehicles with packs of the Class C pills hidden inside.

Both men later pleaded guilty to drugs charges. At the High Court in Edinburgh, Wylie was jailed for three years and Hanton was given 27 months.

Wylie, from Milton in Glasgow, and Hanton, from Brechin in Angus, admitted being concerned in the supply of diazepam during a previous hearing.

Police surveillance

Jailing them, judge Lady Stacey told the pair: "Couriers are essential people in the controlled drugs trade."

The judge said that although it was Class C drugs in the case there were "a lot of drugs".

The court heard how Wylie was due to take delivery of the drugs from Hanton, who had brought them to Glasgow.

Prosecutor Stephen McCloy said the force had intelligence that a drug delivery of about 200,000 tablets was to take place in that part of the city.

Plain clothes officers began making observations and Hanton was spotted sitting in his Lexus car parked in New City Road, near the M8 motorway.

Wylie parked his car directly in front.

Hanton was seen taking a cardboard box from the boot of his car and handing it over to Wylie who put it in his vehicle.

Officers detained the pair and when boxes were searched they were found to contain bags of Bombay mix with further bags of tablets inside them.

The court heard that Wylie was offered £50 to collect the package that was arriving in Glasgow.

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