11 May 2021

'Scout' in Ricky Wang murder sentenced

From Checkpoint, 6:10 pm on 11 May 2021

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A so-called 'scout' in the alleged murder of 'Ricky' Wang helped clean up at the scene, bury a body in the central North Island and keep quiet for two years.

Mr Wang went missing in 2017 and his body was found in a shallow grave near Tongariro last year.

Yu Gaoxiang is to spend 19 months in prison on top of an existing sentence, after acting on the demands of a drug ring.

Our reporter Katie Todd was at the High Court in Auckland for the sentencing this morning.