You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Gold Coast drug kingpin gets 10 years

AAP logoAAP 18/11/2016 Darren Cartwright

Supreme Court in Brisbane © AAP Image/Dave Hunt Supreme Court in Brisbane A Gold Coast drug kingpin behind an interstate cannabis smuggling operation will spend at least eight years behind bars.

Terrence John Thornbury, who pleaded guilty to trafficking which involved millions of dollars in turnover, was sentenced to 10 years by Justice John Byrne in Brisbane's Supreme Court on Friday.

Justice Byrne said Thornbury was behind a sophisticated drug cartel and as it was a serious offence he would have to serve 80 per cent of his time before parole.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon