What the Scottish papers say

Secret tribunals are being considered by ministers determined to halt money laundering in Scotland by criminal gang leaders and their associates, reports The Herald.

The Scotsman carries a warning from a leading charity that plans to boost aid in Afghanistan are "fraught with danger" and says the British government risks repeating mistakes of the past when cash intended for relief and reconstruction ended up in the pockets of corrupt warlords.

The Press and Journal says Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has indicated he would be prepared to assist any inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

The Daily Record carries the story of the family of a Scottish teacher badly injured in a crash in Mexico who have pleaded for action to save his life.

Boxing tycoon Barry Hughes faced more misery after his luxury £100,000 car was seized by police, writes the Scottish Sun.

The Courier tells its readers that nearly £5m in benefits was paid out last year to alcoholics and drug addicts in Tayside and Fife who have been medically assessed as unfit to work.

Criminals responsible for a staggering 43,000 offences will be spared jail under the SNP's 'soft-touch' reforms, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

The Scottish Daily Express carries the claim that Britain faces years of blackouts and soaring electricity bills as a result of the drive toward green energy.

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