Following the guilty pleas today, Wednesday 6 December 2017, at the High Court in Glasgow of nine men accused of being involved in Serious Organised Crime, Detective Chief Superintendent Gerry McLean, head of Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism, said:
“The nine men who pled guilty were involved in the most serious criminal activity, including firearms, drug dealing and extreme violence.
“They were responsible for bringing fear and misery to communities across Scotland and we welcome the fact that they have been brought to justice and admitted their involvement in the face of a wealth of evidence.
“Serious Organised Crime has no place in society and I want to reassure people in all our communities that Police Scotland will continue to disrupt anyone involved in this type of activity on a daily basis, shutting down their illegal businesses and locking up those responsible.
“Welcoming the guilty pleas today I also want to pay tribute to the team of dedicated police officers whose professionalism and tireless efforts helped bring these nine dangerous men to justice.