HKSAR v. BAH AMADOU

HCCC329/2010

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 329 OF 2010

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HKSAR
v
Bah Amadou
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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 19 November 2010 at 9.50 am

Present: Ms Winnie Lam, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Ms Diane Crebbin, instructed by Messrs Knight & Ho (assigned by DLA), for the Accused

Offence: Trafficking in a dangerous drug (販運危險藥物)

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Transcript of the Audio Recording
of the Sentence in the above Case

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COURT: The accused, you stand convicted on one charge of trafficking in a dangerous drug. You have pleaded guilty in the Magistrates’Court and have been committed to the High Court for sentence.

The quantity of drugs involved is 1,003.42 grammes of a mixture containing 555.91 grammes of heroin hydrochloride.

You have imported the drugs into Hong Kong from abroad.

All things considered, I adopt a starting point of 17½ years and enhance it by 1 year, making a total of 18½ years.

I have taken into account everything urged in mitigation on your behalf. You have pleaded guilty; you have no previous conviction;and you, not being a local person, would find being in prison here even harder than if you were a local person.

I take all of these matters into account in your favour, and I shall give you a slightly more than one-third discount, reducing thestarting point to one of 12 years’ imprisonment.

You are therefore sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.