Hong Kong man, 29, who tried to smuggle hundreds of thousands of dollars of meth into his clothing through an airport and was imprisoned to Australia
- Hong Kong man caught meth when he passed through Perth Airport in January
- Hanley Wong had planned to travel to Melbourne when he was stopped
- The court could have raised up to $ 335,300 if it had been sold per ounce, the court heard
- Wong received a prison sentence of four and a half years after his trial
A Hong Kong national who tried to hide three packages of methylamfetamine in his clothing while passing through an airport was imprisoned.
Hanley Wong, 29, had gone through Perth Airport because he was planning to travel to Melbourne when he was randomly selected for a body scan in January.
There was a deviation that he tried to explain by taking a large amount of money out of his pants.
He was then subjected to a new scan and a search, which revealed that he had hidden a total of 950.5 grams of 54.1 percent pure methylamfetamine.
Hanley Wong, 29, had gone through Perth Airport because he was planning to travel to Melbourne when he was randomly selected for a body scan in January (stock image)
The meth could have reached $ 335,300 if it was sold by the ounce, the West Australian District Court heard Friday.
Judge Fiona Vernon accepted that Wong was a courier and it was his first involvement in drug trafficking.
& # 39; You were encouraged to transport the drugs because of an implicit threat to your wife, child, and family, rather than for commercial gain, & # 39; said Judge Vernon.
The judge also accepted that Wong was repentant and had a low risk of recidivism, but said that general deterrence was a significant conviction factor.
"Illegal drug trafficking is causing very significant damage to people who consume the drugs and that damage extends to their families, friends and society in general," she said.
& # 39; The community spends a lot of public funds to catch and prosecute drug dealers and those involved in the crime.
& # 39; People who act as couriers, although low in the hierarchy of drug trafficking, are still an essential part. & # 39;
Wong was sentenced to four and a half years in prison and is eligible for conditional release after two and a half years.
He must sign a $ 5,000 acknowledgment that agrees to show good behavior for two years.
The meth could have reached $ 335,300 if it was sold by the ounce, the West Australian District Court heard Friday
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