A Nigerian drug trafficker who paid a woman to marry him in a bid to stay in the country has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years.

Kizito Ugo Nwajeri, 31, was linked to the largest seizure of crack cocaine in Scotland with a potential street value of £243,000.

A judge told Nwajeri: "You played a significant role in the large-scale distribution of crack cocaine."

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Nwajeri paid Kirsty Birnie £2000 to marry him before flying to Lagos, in Nigeria, for a ceremony.

Ms Birnie, 30, a hospital worker, said she was handed a Bible stuffed with cash during a meeting at a cafe in Aberdeen.

She later flew to the West African country for the marriage.