Chinese women used as “front man” for drug importation conspiracy

Honest face was used, court told

Chinese triad operatives used the honest face of the franchisee of Helensvale Pizza Hut to be the “front man” of a conspiracy to import up to $3 million of heroin and methamphetamine into the country (Trafficking Dangerous Drugs), a court was yesterday told.

Sim Ying Wong, of Sunnybank, was denied bail in Brisbane Magistrates Court, with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions arguing she was a flight risk and in danger from other members of the criminal syndicate.

Wong was arrested on Tuesday and is charged with conspiracy to import up to 200kg of heroin and up to 200kg of methamphetamine by concealing the drugs within wooden pergolas to be delivered to Australia from China. Her solicitor Bill Potts, of Potts Lawyers, argued that while other members of the alleged conspiracy appear to have been bragging about their criminal exploits, his client had no criminal record.

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