HKSAR v. HO WAI KUEN

HCCC209/2011

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 209 OF 2011

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HKSAR
v
HO Wai-kuen
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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 4 August 2011 at 9.53 am

Present: Mr Harish Melwaney, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Kan Wing-fai, Terry, instructed by Messrs Kwok, Ng & Chan (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: Ho Wai-kuen, you stand convicted of one charge of trafficking in a dangerous drug. You have pleaded guilty at the Magistrates’Court and you have been committed to the High Court for sentence.

The quantity of drugs involved is 143.63 grammes of a powder containing 109.89 grammes of ketamine.

For that quantity of drugs, I adopt a starting point of 7 years.

I have taken into account everything urged in mitigation on your behalf including the letters you have written and your plea of guilty,for which I shall give you the full one‑third discount, reducing the starting point to one of 4 years and 8 months.

You have committed the present offence during the period of a suspended sentence passed on you in July 2010, and I see no reason whythat suspended sentence of 3 months should not be activated, and I therefore activate that 3 months suspended term.

You will therefore go to prison for a total of 4 years and 11 months.