HKSAR v. KWAMBAZA ELIZABETH YORAM

HCCC 455/2013

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO 455 OF 2013

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HKSAR
v
KWAMBAZA Elizabeth Yoram

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Before: The Honourable Madam Justice V Bokhary

Date: 14 January 2014 at 9.48 am

Present: Mr Lenny Cheng, PP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Phil Chau, instructed by Messrs Boase, Cohen & Collins (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: I have taken into account everything urged on your behalf. You stand convicted of one charge of trafficking in a dangerousdrug. You have pleaded guilty at the Magistrates’ Court and have been committed to the High Court for sentence.

The quantity of drugs involved is 0.8 kilogramme of a mixture containing 0.66 kilogramme of heroin hydrochloride. These drugs wereimported into Hong Kong and therefore calls for enhancement.

All things considered, I adopt a starting point of 20 years; enhance it by one year, making a total of 21 years. Having taken intoaccount everything urged on your behalf, I am prepared to give you a one-third discount, thereby reducing the starting point to oneof 14 years.

You are therefore sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment.