HKSAR v. ESTINO NURAJA TAYONG

HCCC250/2011

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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HKSAR
v.
Estino Nuraja Tayong

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 26 August 2011 at 9.59 am

Present: Mr Harish Melwaney, SPP, of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Ms Ody Lai, instructed by Messrs David Ravenscroft & 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: 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.