'Queen of Richmond' heroin tycoon is jailed for elaborate scam involving drugs being smuggled in the undies of Malaysian Airlines flight attendants
“里士满女王”(Queen Of Richmond)海洛因大亨因精心策划的骗局被判入狱，骗局涉及马航空乘人员的内衣中走私毒品。
A Melbourne woman who directed an international heroin syndicate has been jailed for up to 18 years.
Michelle Ngoc Tran had a significant reputation in the drug trade, and referred to herself as the 'Queen of Richmond'.
米歇尔·恩戈克·陈(Michelle Ngoc Tran)在毒品交易中享有很高的声誉，她称自己为“里士满女王”(Queen Of Richmond)。
She used Malaysian Airlines flight attendants to import 'tickets' of heroin, by concealing it in their underwear.
The heroin was 70-80 per cent purity and Tran boasted it was 'the highest purity available in Australia'.
Tran paid $155,000 for each 'ticket' of heroin, which weighed about a kilogram, and then sold the drugs wholesale for $195,000 per unit.
Tran would arrange for her drug mule flight attendants to be paid in cash, before they returned to Malaysia less than 10 hours later.
The County Court in Melbourne heard the 49-year-old was arrested last year, and was one of seven main players in the syndicate.
Tran was the Australian end of the syndicate, and dealt with a supplier in Malaysia known as 'Mr Hanoi', through two of her associates, called 'The Manager' and 'Johnny.'
Tran是该财团的澳大利亚人，她通过她的两名同事“经理”(The Manager)和“约翰尼”(Johnny)与马来西亚一家名为“河内先生”(Mr Hanoi)的供应商打交道。
'Mr Hanoi' would alert Tran when the heroin was about to arrive on Malaysian Airlines flights to Australia.
Judge Michael Cahill told Tran that despite her submissions that she was selling the drugs to repay gambling debts, he found her primary motivation was profit.
'Your offending was extremely serious and your culpability is very high,' he told her.
Tran pleaded guilty to importing and trafficking a commercial quantity of heroin and will serve a non-parole period of 13 years.