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Nightclub waiter became drug courier


A NIGHTCLUB waiter was yesterday sentenced to eight years' jail for trafficking in more than 260 grams of heroin.

Tse Wai-loy, 29, had pleaded guilty before Deputy Judge Daniell in the High Court to two counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug.

Prosecutor Christina Ma said Tse was intercepted by patrolling police at 3 pm on December 15, 1992, in Shanghai Street, Kowloon.

A packet containing 147 grams of heroin was found on him.

A further 119 grams of the drug was found at his home nearby.

Under caution, he said he was a courier for a man called Sai Mou.

Defence counsel Richard Wong said in mitigation Tse had been a drug addict since 1988.

He could not finance his habit on his income as a nightclub captain.

He decided to take up an offer to act as a courier in exchange for the promise of cheaper drugs.