Australia: QianQian Hu sentenced to three years in jail for role in 2.4 tonne cocaine bust

ABC News Australia reports

A 37-year-old Chinese national has been sentenced to three years in jail for her role in what is believed to have been the nation’s biggest drug bust.

QianQian Hu was arrested in January near the WA Goldfields town of Coolgardie, two weeks after a group of men were arrested off the coast north of Perth.

Those men were allegedly trying to retrieve almost 2.4 tonnes of what they thought was cocaine, which police say had originated from a Mexican cartel.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration intercepted the cocaine off the South American Coast in November.

The drugs were then seized by police and replaced with another substance.

Police say Hu was in a rented Kia Carnival being driven by her then-partner when it was stopped south of Coolgardie

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