A drug trafficker, jailed after police foiled an attempt to bring cocaine from Liverpool to Tayside, has been ordered to hand over more than £76,000.

Earlier, a court heard how undercover detectives trailed smartly-dressed courier Sharon Carey, 45, as she posed as a businesswoman selling energy drinks to sports centres.

She made trips by train and taxi from Liverpool to Dundee in May and June 2012 - leading the officers of Operation Unicorn to members of a gang operating in the Kirkton area of Dundee.

Christopher Bruce, 36, and others were caught with cocaine with a possible street value of almost £300,000.

Bruce admitted being concerned in the supply of the drug and was jailed for four years and seven months.

Then prosecutors began moves to strip him of his profits.

Advocate depute Barry Divers told the High Court in Edinburgh on Monday that Bruce had netted an estimated £310,000 from the evil trade.

But Bruce's assets, which the court could seize, amounted to only £76,451.

Judge Lord Burns made a confiscation order for that sum.

Carey was jailed for four years.