A Taiwanese man yesterday was jailed for 13 years for trafficking in more than 2.6kg of the drug 'ice' - some of which he had claimed was diet tea. Jobless Hsieh Chun-chang, 41, stashed more of the drug in the soles of his shoes and in a Sony Playstation, the Court of First Instance heard. Customs officers in the arrival hall of the China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui searched his suitcase on April 5 and found three cans that Hsieh said contained diet tea and were gifts for friends. Hsieh opened one of the tins at the officers' request. Inside was 'something which had the appearance of raw sugar', Mr Justice Colin Jackson said. When asked what the substance was, Hsieh claimed to have no idea. Officers arrested him and took him to an inspection room where the other two cans were opened. A similar substance was found in both. Hsieh revealed that he had more of the drug in the soles of his shoes and inside a Playstation in the suitcase. He said someone called Ah Chiu had promised him $10,000 to take the drug, which had a retail value of about $970,000, from Guangzhou to Hong Kong. Mr Justice Jackson adopted a starting point of 21 years' jail and reduced it by eight years to reflect Hsieh's guilty plea.