Drugs courier had cocaine in boxer shorts

Livingston Sheriff Court
Livingston Sheriff Court
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A DRUGS courier was caught with a bag of cocaine stuffed down his boxer shorts in a police sting.

Officers snared John Baker as he headed home after picking up the Class A drugs in Glasgow.

They suspected the convicted dealer was working as a courier because they’d had him under surveillance all day.

But Baker only confessed to having the cocaine concealed in his underwear after they threatened to subject him to a full body search.

Tests showed the package contained 90 grammes of cocaine with a potential street value of £10,000.

Baker, 42, pleaded guilty on indictment at Livingston Sheriff Court to being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug.

He was caught when police stopped his car on the M8 at Livingston on January 31.

Jailing Baker for two years and 51 weeks, Sheriff Susan Craig told him: “Obviously I’m going to impose a custodial sentence.

“This is your second conviction and the value involved here is high.”