Friday, July 17, 2020

25 years for New Zealand meth importer Wong

Chiu Tai Fi, left, and Ricky Leung caught on camera loading meth infused umbrella stands into a car
Wai Fat Wong, 68, was sentenced to 25 years in jail for leading one of New Zealand's largest drug import operations, hiding meth in umbrella stands. 267kg of meth, worth $66m was seized.

Before his sentencing Wong's lawyer raised cultural issues, including allergies Wong was suffering from eating food he was not used to, and he has "thrown himself into rehabilitation".
The umbrella stands looked like concrete but were actually a mixture of methamphetamine and gypsum.