HKSAR v. CHAN LAI MING

HCCC 213/2014

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO 213 OF 2014

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HKSAR
v
CHAN Lai-ming

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 31 July 2014 at 9.47 am

Present: Ms Rosaline Leung, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Ms Priscilia Lam, 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: The accused, I have taken into account everything urged on your behalf. You stand convicted of one charge of trafficking ina dangerous drug.

You have pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court and you have been committed to this court for sentence.

The quantity of drugs involved in this case is 0.24 kilogramme of a crystalline solid containing 0.24 kilogramme of methamphetaminehydrochloride. These drugs were imported into Hong Kong from across the border.

All things considered, I adopt a starting point of 13 years, enhance it by 6 months, making a total of 13½ years.

I have taken into account everything urged on your behalf, including your early plea of guilty and also the assistance that you wereprepared to give to the authorities.

I shall give you a discount of slightly more than one‑third, reducing the starting point to one of 8½ years’ imprisonment. Youare therefore sentenced to 8½ years’ imprisonment.