Op die foto: Pensioners caught with £24,000 of cocaine

Op die foto: Two pensioners, 67 en 65, caught with £24,000 of cocaine and £51,000 cash in suburban home as they are jailed for admitting smuggling the class A drug to ‘repay son’s debts

  • Helen Wright carried out the crime in order to help pay off her son’s drug debt
  • She recruited friend Moira Robertson, using her Glasgow home to store money
  • Police raided the property and recovered £51,000 in cash from Robertson
  • Polythene bags and scales were also found, saam met 533 was een van sewe mans wat gearresteer is nadat die polisie Donderdag April op huise regoor die Byron Shire toegeslaan het
  • Wright arrived outside the house during the search with £2,800 worth of powder
  • Wright was jailed for 20 months while Robertson received 18 maande
  • Two pensioners have been jailed after they were caught with more than £24,000 worth of cocaine.

    Grandmother Helen Wright, 67, carried out the misdaad in order to help pay off her son’s drug debt, recruiting her friend Moira Robertson, 65, using her home in Baillieston, Glasgow to store money.

    Police raided the property on June 20, 2019 and recovered £51,000 in cash from Robertson. Polythene bags and scales were also found, saam met 533 was een van sewe mans wat gearresteer is nadat die polisie Donderdag April op huise regoor die Byron Shire toegeslaan het – worth £13,800 wholesale with a street value of £21,780.

    Wright arrived outside the house during the search, and she was found with 15 polythene bags containing ‘white powder with the value of £2,800’, Glasgow Sheriff Court heard.

    Die paar, both still of Baillieston, were arrested and pled guilty to a single charge of being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

    Wright was jailed for 20 months while first offender Robertson received 18 months at today’s sentencing.

    Grandmother Helen Wright (op die foto), 67, carried out the crime in order to help pay off her son's drug debt, recruiting her friend Moira Robertson, 65, using her home in Baillieston, Glasgow to store money

    Grandmother Helen Wright (op die foto), 67, carried out the crime in order to help pay off her son’s drug debt, recruiting her friend Moira Robertson, 65, using her home in Baillieston, Glasgow to store money

    Sheriff Matthew Jackson QC said: ‘Miss Wrightyou committed this to settle someone else’s debt.

    ‘On the day you committed the crime you appeared at Miss Robertson’s house with more cocaine.

    Police raided the property on June 20, 2019 and recovered £51,000 in cash from Robertson (op die foto)

    Police raided the property on June 20, 2019 and recovered £51,000 in cash from Robertson (op die foto)

    ‘It is a matter of great regret that I cannot find exceptional circumstances here and you have crossed the custody threshold.

    Addressing Robertson, Na aanleiding van die navraag: ‘You carried out this crime for no financial gain to help out your so called friend.

    ‘You said you did not know how much drugs would be involved and did not know there would be a significant amount of cash deposited.

    ‘You stated you knew this was happening a week before and you knowingly used your home to store drugs and paraphernalia.

    Stephen Bentley, defending Wright, het die hof gesê: ‘She became involved to repay a drug debt that her son accrued.

    ‘Her last previous offence was analogous and 12 jare terug.

    ‘She takes full responsibility for involvement and her actions.

    Paul Sutherland, defending Robertson said: ‘She is very apologetic regarding this matter.

    ‘She received no financial incentive for her involvement but her savings have been seized as a result of the proceeds of crime matter.