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Opium through the Post

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Saturday 3 December 1910, The Sydney Morning Herald

TINGHA, Friday.

At the police court to-day, before Mr. Brown, P.M., Young Hoy and Jang Kow, Chinese residents, were charged with obtaining opium through the post-office. Both pleaded guilty. The former was fined £2 or 14 days’ imprisonment, and the latter £5 or three months’ imprisonment. The opium, which consisted of £5 worth of seconds, and £10 worth of firsts, was ordered to be confiscated, and forwarded to the Comptroller of Customs. The fines were immediately paid.

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