63 years in jail for Scots crime kingpin and gang who ran £7m drugs empire from seaside town - The Daily Record: "The courts have now handed jail terms totalling more than 63 years to William Byrne and 14 crooks linked to his gang. A 16th man is awaiting sentence.
Byrne, 25, and his henchmen smuggled cocaine from the Caribbean and bought and sold drugs all over Scotland. They also distributed guns and cash.
The Mr Big used couriers - or 'mules' - to keep his hands clean, and told the taxman he had earned less than £5000 since 2002. But he lived in luxury in a £350,000 home in a seaside town and drove BMW and Mercedes cars worth more than £50,000."