Thursday, May 7, 2009
Two Asians jailed for total of 30 years...
Two Asians jailed for 30 years for supplying drugs:
Two men charged with the supply of more than $5 million worth of methamphetamine have been sentenced to a total of 30 years in prison.
Chen Wei Huang, 25, and Zhong Wei, 26, were arrested in December 2006 following a year-long investigation. Both were sentenced today to 15 years in jail, with no minimum term.
Taiwan national Huang pleaded not guilty and was convicted by a jury in February on six charges of supplying methamphetamine in October 2006.
Sentencing Huang, Justice Peter Woodhouse said he did not accept he was a middle man.
"You had a significant hand in initiating drug dealing. You handled large sums of money and you played a very important role well beyond that of a courier," Justice Woodhouse said.