An Aberdeen man has been fined after border police recovered a stun gun he bought while drinking.
Kamil Chwastek was shopping online when he spotted the “fantastic deal” on the weapon, and bought it.
But UK Border Force intercepted the package and tracked the 23-year-old down.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard Chwastek, who is originally from Poland, did not know it was a prohibited weapon in the UK.
However, he admitted importing the weapon on July 17, 2017.
Fiscal depute Gavin Letford said Chwastek purchased the weapon online and an officer of the UK Border Force intercepted the package.
The package was addressed to Chwastek, of Caiesdykes Drive, Kincorth, and was opened by officers who then made it safe.
Defence solicitor Debbie Ginniver said: “He had a couple of drinks and was shopping online when he came across an offer for £8 and thought to himself ‘this is a fantastic deal’.
“He did not have plans with what he was going to do with it and there’s no evil intention when he was buying the object.
“He did not understand that the object was prohibited, had he understood that he would not have purchased it.
“But he knows that is no excuse.”
Sheriff Ian Duguid said he would “regard this matter as a mistake” and “ignorance on the legal rules”.
He fined Chwastek £300 which he must pay within eight weeks.