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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