4 May 2012

Drug syndicate ringleader jailed for 17 years

2:03 pm on 4 May 2012

The ringleader of one of the country's largest methamphetamine syndicates has been jailed for 17 years and three months.

Feng Chih Hsu, 36, will not be eligible for parole for eight years.

He and seven others had a total of 5.8kg of methamphetamine and 2.3kg of pseudoephedrine with a street value of between $6 million and $7 million.

The group was arrested in 2010 after police intercepted coded telephone conversations and text messages.

Police say it was the largest ever domestic seizure of the drugs.

The co-accused were sentenced to between five and 12 years.