A MAN caught with £140,000 of cannabis told police: “I am not a drug dealer”.

Ke Yin, 26, was held in February this year having earlier been freed from jail for a similar crime.

Police noticed a stench of the drug coming from bags Yin had as he tried to board a subway at Glasgow's Cowcaddens underground station.

Officers went on to discover more herbal cannabis stashed at his flat Hillhead.

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Chinese-born Yin has now been jailed for two years and four months after he today pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of the drug.

Yin had previously been locked up for 12 months in England in 2017 after trying to bring cannabis into the UK from Spain.

He was later released on a supervision order with a condition he notify the authorities if he moved address.

Yin, however, failed to do this and a warrant was issued for his arrest in August 2018.

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But, he was still on the streets and back to crime on February 9 this year.

The High Court in Glasgow heard officers searched his flat and cannabis was discovered hidden in suitcases.

Prosecutor Angela Gray said a total of just under 17kg of the drug was seized with a potential value of around £140,000.

The court was told Yin had been in the country since 2009.