Drug by post smuggler Kevin Lundy sent to jail for 14 months

Mephedrone The mephedrone had been described as Formido Fragrance when seized

Related Stories

A man who attempted to smuggle 2kg of mephedrone into Scotland via the postal system has been jailed for 14 months.

Kevin Lundy, 27, from Irvine, had previously pleaded guilty to illegally importing the Class B drug.

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard he had ordered the substance, with an estimated street value of £30,000, from the Netherlands under an assumed name.

Lundy was arrested by Border Force police officers on 28 May at his home, which was also the delivery address.

Border Force officers had detected the parcel, containing 1.003kg of the Class B drug, at East Midlands Airport.

Its contents had been falsely described as Formido Fragrance.

A second parcel containing a further 997g of mephedrone was later found during a search of Lundy's Ayrshire home.

John McGowan, from the Border Force, said: "The sentence handed down today should act as a warning to those who attempt to smuggle illegal drugs into Scotland that Border Force will detect you and bring you to justice.

"The seizure of these drugs reflects the robust controls we have in place at the UK border, backed by dedicated criminal investigation teams who are all vital in bringing these criminals to justice.

"The illegal smuggling of controlled drugs destroys not only the lives of individual users but also their families and the wider community."

More on This Story

Related Stories

BBC Glasgow & West

Weather

Glasgow

Min. Night 4 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Martin Gardner as a young manThink hard

    Was this man the world's greatest puzzle master?


  • Carved pumpkinTrick or treat

    What did a riot at a pumpkin festival show about race in US?


  • A woman puts on a surgical mask during hospital Ebola training in Alabama.'Dark continent'

    Is prejudice fuelling Ebola outbreak hysteria in the US?


  • Oscar de la Renta and Oprah WinfreyIn pictures

    The life and work of Oscar de la Renta


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • FutureThe future is now

    Get the latest updates and biggest ideas from BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas Summit

Programmes

  • Smart glassesClick Watch

    Smart spectacles go into battle – the prototypes looking to take on Google Glass

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.