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Trio jailed for 19 to 30 years for conspiracy to traffic in dangerous drugs

     Three men, aged 33 to 46, were jailed for 19 to 30 years with the enhancement of sentence under Section 56A of the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance for engaging a minor in a conspiracy to traffic in a dangerous drugs case at High Court today (May 24).

     The court heard that a boy who was 15-year-old in 2009 trafficked about 3.3 kg of Methamphetamine (commonly known as "Ice") back to Hong Kong from Shenzhen for the defendants' syndicate from October to December. He also trafficked about 650 grams of "Ice" from Hong Kong to Sydney, Australia in January last year for the sydicate. The defendants later detained and assaulted the boy and coerced him to keep trafficking dangerous drugs for the syndicate to Australia. The boy made a report to the Police in April last year.

     Officers of Narcotics Bureau took over the case for investigation and arrested two men, aged 36 and 46, in Fanling in April last year and a 33-year-old man in Sha Tau Kok in May last year.

     The trio were subsequently charged with conspiracy to traffic in dangerous drugs and sentences were handed down today.

     According to Cap. 134 "Dangerous Drugs Ordinance", any person who traffic in a dangerous drug shall be liable to a maximum fine of $5 million and life imprisonment. Police will continue to conduct intelligence-led operations to combating drug trafficking activities.

Police Report No. 20

Ends/Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Issued at HKT 18:38


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