Bafta-winning writer Austin Low admits importing cannabis

A Bafta-winning writer has admitted importing cannabis worth thousands of pounds.

Austin Low, 28, from Aberdeen, ordered the package - which was disguised as a box of cookies - from America, but it was spotted by the UK Border Agency.

The cannabis - worth more than £9,000 - was to be delivered to a flat at Highburgh Road in Glasgow.

Low admitted the offence at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Sentence was deferred until next month.

The court heard that the package was opened, ahead of delivery to Mr Low, by a Parcelforce worker and a number of sealed packages were found.

The substance inside tested positive for cannabis.

The package was then reconstructed for a controlled delivery and the bags of cannabis were replaced with sugar. A device that monitored light and movement was put in the parcel.

Low won Baftas for the CBBC sketch show Hedz.

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