HKSAR v. BORGES MORAES ROSANA

HCCC 131/2014

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO 131 OF 2014

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HKSAR
V
BORGES MORAES Rosana
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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 19 May 2014 at 10.09 am

Present: Ms Claudia Ng, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mrs Lisa D’Almada Remedios, instructed by Messrs S H Chan & Co (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: Accused, I have taken into account everything urged on your behalf and I have read the letter which you have written to the court.

You stand convicted of one charge of trafficking in a dangerous drug. You have pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court and you havebeen committed to this court for sentence today.

The quantity of drugs involved is 1,598.33 grammes of a powder containing 370.44 grammes of cocaine. These drugs were imported intoHong Kong and therefore calls for enhancement.

All things considered, I adopt a starting point of 14½ years’ imprisonment, enhance it by 6 months, making a total of 15 years’imprisonment.

Having taken into account everything urged in mitigation on your behalf, I consider that a discount of one-third should be given toyou, thereby reducing the sentence to one of 10 years’ imprisonment.

You are therefore sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.