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Prison for moving drug money

A man has been jailed for trying to send £230,000 of illegally acquired cash to England. 

Kevin Foley was sentenced to four years imprisonment at Glasgow High Court today after previously admitting an offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. 

 Police received information that a significant quantity of cash linked to drug dealing was to be transported to England on 23 October 2014. 

Foley delivered a suitcase full of cash to a woman who was due to drive it south, but the car was intercepted by police at a motorway service station. 

The bag contained bundles of cash totalling £229,250. 

Foley had been living in Portugal since 2014 but was arrested after returning to Scotland for a family wedding in July 2017. 

Procurator Fiscal for Specialist Casework, Liam Murphy, said: 

“We will not only prosecute for the supply of controlled drugs, but we will also target the proceeds of this crime. Foley has been convicted and the money confiscated, further disrupting his criminal activity.

“Police and prosecutors are working together to do all in our power to prevent these crimes and to bring those who commit them to justice.”