A MUSIC manager caught re-handed with heroin valued at more than £100,000 hidden in a first aid box, was yesterday jailed for five and a half years.

Ollibilyi Ayanwale, 30, from London, admitted being concerned in the supply of the drug at Aberfeldy Street and Cumbernauld Road, both Glasgow, on October 15, last year.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that police acting on a tip-off saw Ayanwale being handed a Morrisons bag in Cumbernauld Road and then putting it in the back of a black Toyota Prius.

When the car was stopped later on the M74 motorway the carrier bag was searched and inside it was a green first aid bag stuffed with five blocks of heroin with a maximum street value of £101,340.

Prosecutor Derick Nelson said: “This incident is part of an on-going police operation investigating a serious and organised crime operating in Central Scotland.”

Defence counsel Paul Nelson said: 'He was a small cog in this operation. He was in considerable debt and was given a way to alleviate it.”

The court heard that Ayanwale gambling and drug debts totalling £20,000 and had been offered £400 to act as a courier.

He told police he believed that he was transporting £40,000 in cash from Glasgow to London.

The court heard that he has previous convictions in England for possession with intent to supply, conspiracy to defraud and handling stolen goods.

Judge Lady Stacey said that, but for his early plea, she would have jailed him for seven years.