Driver ordered to pay £10,000 for cocaine delivery

Cocaine worth an estimated �100,000 was seized from Daniel Harvie's lorry. (picture posed by models)
Cocaine worth an estimated �100,000 was seized from Daniel Harvie's lorry. (picture posed by models)
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A former lorry driver caught delivering cocaine has been ordered to hand over nearly £10,000 crime profits.

Daniel Harvie was jailed for three years and three months earlier this year after he was seen taking part in a drugs handover at a supermarket before he was stopped with more of the Class A drug in the boot of his Mercedes car.

Harvie, 58, of New Well Wynd, Linlithgow, admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine in Dunfermline, in Fife, and on the A90 road on March 29 last year.

The sentencing judge, Lord Boyd of Duncansby, told him at the High Court in Edinburgh: “The trafficking of drugs is a vile and evil trade.”

“You were prepared to participate in it by delivering packages containing very significant quantities of cocaine with a street value estimated to be £100,000,” he said.

Almost two kilos of cocaine were recovered by police in the operation and prosecutors launched an action to seize crime profits from Harvie following his conviction.

His defence solicitor advocate Simon Collins told the High Court in Edinburgh during a brief hearing today that a settlement had been reached in the proceedings.

The proceeds of Harvie’s general criminal conduct were recorded as £71,889. A confiscation order was made for £9,812 and he was given six months to pay it.