A man who was caught with thousands of pounds of cannabis on a train between Preston and Glasgow has been jailed.Advertisement
Hoang Ho, 58, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to supplying a controlled drug.
He was caught on a cross-border Virgin train service from Preston to Glasgow Central in November last year.
British Transport Police were alerted by train staff that they could smell cannabis as they walked through a carriage.
A suitcase and a holdall containing £34,000 worth of cannabis were uncovered by police at Glasgow Central station.
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Detective Constable Laura McClelland said: “I am pleased that these drugs didn’t make it onto the streets of Glasgow and beyond. I hope that it sends a clear message that the transporting of controlled drugs on the railway will not go unnoticed and robust action will be taken by British Transport Police.
“Ho will spend 20 months in prison as a result of his actions and I hope that he learns from this.
“If you hear or see anything suspicious during your journey, please don’t hesitate to report this to us.”