HKSAR v. LAM KING YIN

HCCC 576/2013

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO 576 OF 2013

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HKSAR
v
LAM King-yin (林敬言)
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Before: Hon Line J

Date: 28 April 2014 at 2.45 pm

Present: Mr Peter Cahill, on fiat, for HKSAR
Mr Kevin Egan, instructed by SSW & Associates, assigned by the Director of Legal Aid, 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 will know perfectly well that the sentence that you will have to face is based upon guidelines which are based upon the weightand nature of the drug.

For ketamine, you fall in the band that runs from 50 grammes to 300 grammes, attracting a starting point after trial of 6 to 9 years’imprisonment.

The judge last time passed a sentence of 8 years’ imprisonment. I shall pass the same sentence.

I can see no reason to reduce it and I decline to act on Mr Egan’s submission that because there has been a retrial you deservesome form of discount because you have had to face two trials. I deal with you on the basis of the jury’s verdict that you area guilty man. The fact that you faced any trial was your choice.

The sentence is 8 years.