HKSAR v. CHAN KING LONG

HCCC126/2011

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 126 OF 2011

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HKSAR
v.
Chan King-long

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 13 June 2011 at 10.01 am

Present: Mr Edward Brook, SPP, of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Neil Mitchell, instructed by the Legal Aid Department, 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: Chan King-long, you stand convicted of one charge of trafficking in a dangerous drug. You have pleaded guilty at the Magistrates’Court and have been committed to the High Court for sentence. The quantity of drugs involved is 499.88 grammes of a powder containing407.20 grammes of ketamine. The drugs were imported into Hong Kong from across the border.

All things considered, I adopt a starting point of 10 years, enhance it by 9 months, making a total of 10 years and 9 months. I havetaken into account everything urged in mitigation on your behalf including your early plea of guilty and your co-operation with thepolice. I shall give you the full one-third discount, reducing the starting point to one of 7 years and 2 months. You are thereforesentenced to 7 years and 2 months’ imprisonment.