HKSAR v. CHOW WAI KWOK

HCCC 19/2013

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO 19 OF 2013

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HKSAR
v
Chow Wai-kwok

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 1 November 2013 at 9.44 am

Present: Mr Bobby Cheung, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Lee Ting-hong Adrian, instructed by Messrs Anthony Kwan & Co (assigned by DLA), for the accused

Offence: Trafficking in dangerous drugs (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, you stand convicted on your own plea of guilty on one charge of trafficking in dangerous drugs. The drugs involvedare 54.47 grammes of a crystalline solid containing 51.02 grammes of methamphetamine hydrochloride, 3.49 grammes of cannabis, inherbal form and 0.68 gramme of a solid containing 0.57 gramme of cocaine.

I have considered everything urged in mitigation on your behalf. As to the appropriate approach to sentencing on a count of traffickingdifferent types of drug, I followed the approach indicated by the Court of Appeal in the case of Wong Kin Kau decided on 4 May 2010.

In following that approach, I will do so having considered everything urged on your behalf. All things considered, I adopt a startingpoint of 9 years’ imprisonment.

Having considered everything urged on your behalf, including your plea of guilty, I shall reduce that starting point by one-third,resulting in a sentence of 6 years’ imprisonment.

You are therefore sentenced to 6 years’ imprisonment.