• Kyodo


A Hong Kong court on Thursday sentenced a Japanese man to 17 years and four months in prison for trafficking illicit drugs, local media reported.

Masaki Yamaguchi, 46, was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport in March 2013 while attempting to smuggle 5.79 kg of crystal methamphetamine, known as crystal meth or ice, with a street value of HK$4.7 million (about $610,000), out of the country, Cable TV reported.

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