A MAN attempted to deliver a kilo of ecstasy for his drug dealer using a courier service.

Ross Hunter, 29, was given £1,200 to make the drug transfer from the Netherlands to Scotland last January.

But the package was intercepted by courier Yodel en route – and police later arrested Hunter, of Scotstoun, who confessed his involvement.

The first offender pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday to being concerned in the supply of ecstasy.

The court heard a package addressed to ‘Ralph Allan’ of Glasgow’s Queen Street was spotted at the Yodel depot in Hertfordshire.

Prosecutor Lauren McRobert said the package contained more than a kilo of MDMA, believed to have a street value of £41,500.

Police in Glasgow got a warrant and searched the flat the package was destined for, and Hunter and his partner were arrested and later quizzed by officers.

Miss McRobert said: “During the interview Hunter made full admissions of his involvement.

“He said he was in financial difficulties as he left his job due to mental health issues.

“He was given £1,200 cash up front to facilitate the move.”

Stephen Fox, defending, told the court said: “It was to facilitate the transfer to Scotland from Holland by his drug dealer.”

Mr Fox added that Hunter had changed the money into Bitcoin, and said Hunter's partner was not involved.

Sheriff Martin Jones QC, told Hunter that custody was the “likely outcome.”

Sentence was deferred for background reports; Hunter's bail was continued meantime.