Thursday, 20 November 2008

Third man jailed over $1m drug haul

The fifth man to face court over an interstate drug ring worth more than $1 million has been sentenced to three years in prison.

He is the third person of the group to be given a term of imprisonment.

In January, NT police arrested five people involved in trying to smuggle large quantities of drugs from Adelaide to Darwin.

In court today, Thomas John Morris was sentenced to three years in prison, suspended after six months.

He was caught south of Tennant Creek with commercial quantities of cannabis and speed worth more than $300,000 in the trailer of his motorcycle.

The court heard Morris agreed to transport the drugs because he was struggling financially after chronic back pain left him unable to work.

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