Annals of Crime #9
An Illustrated History of Vice #6


Original Caption:

Chinese Consul's Wife Arrested for Dope Smuggling

San Francisco -- A diplomatic tangle involving the United States and China arose following the discovery of opium and contraband laces and silks worth $600,000 in the trunk of Mrs. Ying Kao, wife of the Chinese Vice Consul at San Francisco. This photo shows John Toland, U.S. Appraiser's custodian, holding two of the opium tins found in the trunk belonging to Mrs. Ying Kao. (1929)

2 comments:

Vanwall said...

"I'm shocked, Ricky, shocked..."

Mr DeBakey said...

Sounds like a case for the
Continental Op