Scotland

Scotland's papers: Money laundering and boxer death

Scottish shell firms were used to move at least £4bn out of the former Soviet Union as part of what is thought to be the world's biggest money laundering scheme, according to The Herald.

The Scotsman says ministers are putting pressure on internet companies to take action against extremists using their platforms, with the Home Secretary calling on social media providers to hand over the encrypted messages of terror suspects.

The Scottish Daily Mail says its readers have "overwhelmingly" backed its campaign for a 10p "bounty" on every can and bottle we buy.

Blair Jenkins says the SNP must be "realistic" about the economic case for an independent Scotland if it hopes to win the next referendum, reports the i.

Theresa May's visit to Scotland for her last meeting with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon before Article 50 is triggered on Wednesday represents the prime minister's "last chance", says The National.

The Scottish Daily Express says official Holyrood figures reveal that an independent Scotland would face a "devastating" EU membership bill of almost £1bn a year.

The Scottish Sun leads with the story about Scottish kickboxer Jordan Coe. The paper says it is feared he died of heatstroke as he ran in a bulky tracksuit and jacket in "stifling temperatures".

The Daily Record also reports on Coe's death saying the boxer "sweated to death" as he tried to shed weight ahead of a fight.

The hottest weekend of the year so far signalled the start of a "glorious" Easter period that bookmakers say could smash all records, according to the Daily Star.

Drivers in Aberdeen are being stung by bus lane penalties every 10 minutes on one busy street as the city council "rakes in" £1.1m a year in fines, says The Press and Journal.

And The Courier reports that a body found on the foreshore at Arbroath is believed to be teenager Ralph Smith, a month after he fell from nearby cliffs.

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