A woman who was caught concealing almost £20,000 worth of heroin inside her body has been warned she faces prison.
Chelsea Dunne was stopped by officers at CostaCoffee in Union Square after they noticed she and another woman had left luggage unattended.
When asked by police what she was doing in Aberdeen Dunne was unable to give them an answer.
During a search officers found a knife hidden in her bra.
The 25-year-old also admitted to police that she had a package containing the class A drug hidden internally.
Yesterday Dunne appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin as well as being in possession of a knife on May 18, 2013.
She also admitted failing to appear at court on April 1 last year.
Fiscal depute David Bernard told the court that when Dunne, a prisoner in Cornton Vale, was interviewed by police she said she had been forced into taking the drugs.
She claimed that if she had not done as requested she would have had her fingers chopped off.
The court heard Dunne’s co accused, Isobel Cash, had also been found in possession of heroin hidden in her underwear.
She was sentenced to 26 months in detention last year for her part in the deal.
Mr Bernard said the total amount of heroin found on the pair could reach a maximum value of £42,540.
Sheriff Graham Buchanan deferred sentence on Dunne, who was caught with £19,390 worth of drugs, for background reports to be carried out.
However he told her it was “quite likely” she would receive a custodial sentence.
She will return to court later this month.