HKSAR v. GLORIA ELENA HENAO ARIAS

HCCC 198/2013

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO 198 OF 2013

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HKSAR
v
Gloria Elena Henao Arias

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 18 July 2013 at 9.53 am

Present: MsGrace Chan, SPP, of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Terence Wai, instructed by Messrs Haldanes (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: You stand convicted of one charge of trafficking in a dangerous drug. You have pleaded guilty at the magistrates’ court andyou have been committed to the High Court for sentence today. I have considered everything urged on your behalf.

The quantity of drugs involved is 1.37 kilogrammes of a liquid containing 0.80 kilogramme of cocaine. These drugs were imported intoHong Kong and therefore calls for enhancement. All things considered, I adopt a starting point of 21 years, enhance it by one year,making a total of 22 years as the starting point, which is the starting point urged by your counsel for me to adopt.

Having taking into account everything that has been urged on your behalf, there is really no real mitigation apart from your pleaof guilty, for which I shall give you the full one-third discount, thereby reducing the starting point to one of 14 years and 8 months’imprisonment.

You are therefore sentenced to 14 years and 8 months imprisonment.