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A narrative of unrelenting, seedy brutality' - The bring in The elite cops secretly launching Scotland's greatest ever offensive opposed to organised crime had just one objective. His identify used to be Jamie Stevenson, yet he was once referred to as The Iceman, the most important medications trafficker the rustic has ever visible. Suspected of a string of murders - together with the gangland assassination of his ally - Stevenson's decade-long upward push used to be outfitted on ruthless ambition, strategic crafty and calculated, brutal violence. It left him on the head of 1 of Europe's largest smuggling operations pouring a whole lot medicines and weapons onto the streets of Scotland. "The Iceman" tells the mind-blowing tale of Stevenson's upward thrust and fall, providing a distinct and explosive perception into Operation Folklore, the unparalleled four-year research that resulted in his arrest. It lays naked the blood-soaked enterprise of Scotland's strongest crime lord and, for the 1st time, exposes how he made - and laundered - his soiled hundreds of thousands.

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He was more interested in looking the part. He was quite sleekit and never made eye contact. He was a big, cocky, arrogant young guy with a real swagger and had the bad habit of being crude towards some of the women customers. ’ in a loud voice, certainly loud enough for the girl to hear. He wasn’t exactly Prince Charming. Some days, Jamie would turn up and batter on the gym door if it wasn’t open and try and intimidate the staff. Tony would then calm it down and most people would be fine with that but there were plenty of boys capable of taking on Stevenson at that time.

M. The doors were forced opened and stayed open as officers entered the homes, detained the suspects and mounted inch-by-inch searches. As cupboards were emptied, drawers rifled and carpets lifted, officers found almost £8,000 in Carbin’s home, along with eight luxury watches. A further thirty-six high-value watches were found in the simultaneous raids, some valued at more than £30,000. Those searches already underway even before the suspects had been taken from their homes, would help secure their downfall.

His daughter Margaret had died of an overdose in 1989, a death reputedly blamed on her drug-dealing boyfriend of the time, Gerry Carbin Snr. His own son, Arthur Jnr, was jailed for eight years for dealing and would be gunned down on weekend leave from prison in 1991. The gangster’s death may not, as his eulogists suggested, have marked the end of an era. But it coincided with a new age of criminality as a tidal wave of hard drugs broke over the schemes of Scotland and left thousands of shattered lives in its wake.

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