A drug courier who was caught with hundreds of thousands of kilos price of cocaine has agreed handy over £21,000 to settle a proceeds of crime motion.

David Murdoch, 57, was jailed for ten years earlier this yr after he and an confederate had been caught ferrying the haul of Class A medication into Scotland.

Following his conviction, the Crown raised an motion to grab crime earnings from lorry driver Murdoch, previously of Dunlop Avenue, Linwood, in Renfrewshire.

Throughout a short listening to on the Excessive Court docket in Edinburgh choose Lord Weir was informed {that a} settlement has now been reached within the case.

David Murdoch was caught ferrying the haul of Class A medication into Scotland

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Below its phrases it was agreed that Murdoch’s profit from normal felony conduct was £21,248 and a confiscation order needs to be made for a similar quantity.

Murdoch and Graham McCulloch, 39, from Airdrie, in North Lanarkshire, had been stopped by police in Could final yr close to Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, following a cross border investigation.

A backpack of medicine found by police

Cocaine with a avenue worth of just about kilos six million was recovered within the operation which snared the pair.

Murdoch was driving a Mercedes van with a hid compartment and McCulloch was on the wheel of a BMW automobile when officers swooped on the A74.

A suitcase of money was additionally found by cops

The pair admitted caring within the provide of cocaine between October 2019 and Could final yr at streets in London and Kent and at Ecclefechan.

McCulloch was additionally jailed for 10 years for his position within the drug provide operation and earlier agreed handy over kilos 246,000.