IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
CRIMINAL CASE NO. 250 OF 2011
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COURT: The accused, 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 1,847.07 grammes of a powder containing1,502.64 grammes of ketamine. These drugs were imported into Hong Kong from the Philippines.
All things considered, I adopt a starting point of 15 years, enhance it by one year, making a total of 16 years. I have taken intoaccount everything urged in mitigation on your behalf, including your early plea of guilty. All things considered, I am preparedto give you a slightly more than one-third discount, reducing the starting point to one of 10½ years’ imprisonment. You are thereforesentenced to 10½ years’ imprisonment.