DHL heir faces more drug trafficking charges in Palau
KOROR ( Palau): An heir to the DHL Express empire has been arrested again in Palau for alleged drug trafficking, said authorities in the Pacific island nation.
Larry Hillbroom Jr, a multi-millionaire who holds US and Palauan passports, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly dealing methamphetamine, Justice Minister Raynold Oilouch said.
According to court documents, Hillbroom was charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, an offence which carries a sentence of 25-50 years in Palau.
He was already awaiting trial on a separate drug trafficking charge.
The Supreme Court set bail at US$250,000 (RM1.04mil) which had not been posted by yesterday, meaning the 32-year-old remains in custody.
Hillbroom is a son of DHL founder Larry Hillblom although their surnames are spelled differently.
He is one of four illegitimate children sired by Hillblom who successfully sued for a slice of the billionaire businessman’s fortune after he died in a plane crash in 1995. — AFP