Nine News Australia reports……A Sydney drug baron who spent time in jail for conspiring to import $225 million worth of hashish 24 years ago has been found dead in a city hotel room.
It is understood Victor Thomas Spink’s body was discovered about 12.30am on Monday.
NSW Police today confirmed they were investigating the death of a 76-year-old man at a Sydney CBD hotel but he had yet to be formally identified.
“The death does not appear to be suspicious,” a spokesman told AAP.
Spink was sentenced to at least six-and-a-half years behind bars in 1996 after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to import a commercial quantity of cannabis resin.
Judge Reg Blanche told NSW District Court that a boat had left the United Arab Emirates in June 1994 and near Pakistan onloaded about 15 tonnes of cannabis resin.
Two months later, five tonnes of the resin was loaded onto another boat which eventually went to Hervey Bay in Queensland.
That cargo was seized by Australian Federal Police and the Customs Service.