A SHAMED ex-police inspector jailed for drug smuggling has been hit with a crime order to keep tabs on him when he is freed.

David Brown was today back in the dock at the High Court in Glasgow.

The 52 year-old was locked up for six and a half years in June 2021 after detectives halted a huge drug trafficking operation.

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Police seized cocaine, cannabis resin and herbal cannabis with a value of upwards of £2m.

Brown - once commended for his work with the British Transport Police - had been recruited by haulage firm boss Lawrence Phee, who ran the illegal enterprise.

The former officer, of Carfin, Lanarkshire, claimed he had been duped into transporting drugs hidden in a fuel tank after being stopped ready to board a ferry to Ireland in December 2018.

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Prosecutors moved after the trial for a Serious Crime Prevention Order to be made against Brown.

The SCPO allows police to monitor a criminal's business dealings, communications and movements once back on the street.

Lord Summers - who originally sentenced Brown - imposed the order set to last five years.

But, the judge decided against slapping the same curfew on Patrick Hattie, who was jailed for five and a half years after he was convicted alongside Brown.

This was after hearing submissions by the 53 year-old's QC Donald Findlay.