Stakes of More Than £1.3 Million Alerted Police
By Linda
As reported by the Scotsman: A punter known as `the quiet man' placed bets with stakes of more than £1.3 ($2.32) million within a couple of months, a jury heard yesterday.

George Bryceland, who faces a series of drug-dealing charges, enjoyed a fair amount of success and almost broke even, a court was told.

However, the high-roller, who would often put down £3,000 ($4,656 )on a horse or a dog, was reported to the police under anti money-laundering legislation.

Bryceland, 41, also known as George Nelson, of Haddington Crescent, Dundee, is accused of being concerned in the supply of ecstasy, cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis resin at various addresses in the Dundee area in 2001. He denies the offences.

At the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday, Lisa Mackay, 31, the manager of the Ladbrokes branch in Balmoral Terrace, Dundee, identified Bryceland as the man who had been a regular customer last autumn.

'She said that, between 27 August and 1 November, the amount which had been placed by Bryceland in stakes had totalled £1,135,278.

'...The trial continues...'

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