Singapore-born man jailed 16½ years for drug trafficking in Australia

A Singapore-born man has been sentenced to 16 years and five months jail for drug trafficking in Australia, with the court noting that he reformed when he returned to Singapore but relapsed when back in Melbourne.

Cain Quah, 31, pleaded guilty to a slew of charges in Melbourne last month, with the most serious being for trafficking in just under 3kg of high grade methylamphetamine, or Ice, as well as possession of an unregistered handgun. Based on an estimated street value, the drug haul would have fetched A$2 million (S$1.87 million).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2019, with the headline 'S'pore-born man jailed 16½ years for drug trafficking in Australia'. Subscribe