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Hong Kong ice trio front court

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Three Hong Kong men made no application for bail when they appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court via video link charged over the seizure of 320 kilograms of the drug ice.

Pak Cheong Cheung, Chin Yeung Ng and Yik To Ng were arrested earlier this month after most of the drugs were found hidden inside packages of tea in suitcases at a house in Canning Vale.

More drugs were found in an apartment and a hotel in the city, and $1.4 million in cash was also seized.

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The drugs were estimated to have a street value of about $320 million and the seizure was the largest ever made of the drug ice in Western Australia.

The three men appeared in court via video link from Hakea prison.

Perth lawyer Sean O’Sullivan represented the trio with the help of a solicitor from Hong Kong.

Mr O’Sullivan told the court the solicitor had been engaged by the men’s parents to try to “sort out” legal representation for them.

The solicitor also acted as an interpreter because Mr O’Sullivan said none of the men spoke English.

The men were not required to plead to charges of possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply and possession of unlawfully obtained property.

They were remanded in custody until their next court appearance in December.

A fourth man, Jian Tat Ng, did not appear in court due to technical problems with the video link to the prison.

However his lawyer Patti Chong appeared on his behalf and that case was also adjourned to December.

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