Man Admits Heroin Smuggling Plot
A Hong Kong man admitted Tuesday that he conspired to smuggle $64 million worth of high-grade heroin into the United States aboard a commercial freighter.
Wing-Wah Tin, 30, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to one count of conspiracy, acknowledging that he tried to bring about 32 pounds of “China White” heroin into the country from Hong Kong in November, prosecutor Thomas Buck said.
Tin faces sentencing March 28 before U.S. District Judge Harry Hupp. His co-defendant, Charn-Kwan Wong, 43, of Canton, China, faces trial in February.
Customs Service officials said the heroin was in the form of 23 bricks, each one 10 inches long, 6 inches wide and 2 inches thick.