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Drugs courier Sean McEllin caught in Aberdeen due to police dog Rebus jailed

Image caption Rebus the sniffer dog discovered the drugs at Aberdeen railway station

A drugs courier caught carrying heroin worth almost £100,000 in Aberdeen thanks to a sniffer dog named after the detective Rebus has been jailed.

Sean McEllin, 38, of Liverpool, was stopped by the handler of Rebus at Aberdeen rail station last September.

McEllin had acted suspiciously when he saw the sniffer dog.

First offender and father-of-two McEllin admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin and was jailed for 40 months at the High Court in Edinburgh.

The dog is named after John Rebus, a character created by novelist Ian Rankin.

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