Chinese student allowed to stay in Australia after six year sentence for drug trafficking

China News

A former Chinese student who served six years in prison for his part in a drug-trafficking and money-laundering syndicate can stay in Australia after a tribunal overturned his visa cancellation.

If sent back to China, Xin Liang might face the death penalty; his risk of reoffending in Australia was very low; and he had been a model prisoner, said Administrative Appeals Tribunal deputy president Stephanie Forgie in a ruling this month.

After gambling at Crown casino in 2006, Liang was introduced to a Cantonese syndicate boss, known as Big Brother, and became involved in trafficking heroin, ice and cocaine, as well as handling $4 million in a money-laundering operation that was uncovered by the Australian Crime Commission.

Liang never revealed the identity of Big Brother, saying he feared for his family in China.

Last night, a spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor said he was getting departmental…

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