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Nervous Aberdeen heroin courier James McCluskey jailed

A nervous drug courier caught with heroin worth more than £27,000 in Aberdeen has been jailed.

James McCluskey, 25, of Glasgow, drew the attention of police after he was spotted acting in an agitated manner as he queued to buy a train ticket.

McCluskey was stopped and bags of heroin were found.

He admitted being concerned in the supply of drugs and was jailed for five years and 219 days at the High Court in Edinburgh.

'Life blighted'

McCluskey had come to Aberdeen in the hope of paying off a drug debt of £800.

Defence counsel Ronnie Renucci said: "It is the all too familiar story of a life blighted by drug abuse."

Lord Pentland told McCluskey: "I very much hope you take advantage of such programmes and facilities as may be available to you in custody, otherwise the future looks bleak."

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