HKSAR v. LIGALWIKE ABOUBAKAR ABDUL

HCCC284/2012

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 284 OF 2012

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HKSAR
v
Ligalwike Aboubakar Abdul

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 11 October 2012 at 9.44 am

Present: Mr Bobby Cheung, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Yuen Siu-kei, instructed by the Legal Aid Department, 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 0.88 kilogramme of a mixture containing 0.55 kilogramme of heroin hydrochloride.

These drugs were imported into Hong Kong, which is an aggravating factor.

All things considered, I adopt a starting point of 18½ years’ imprisonment and enhance it by 1 year, making a total of 19½ years.

I have taken into account everything urged in mitigation on your behalf, including the letter written by yourself. There is reallyno real mitigation, apart from your early plea of guilty, for which I shall give you the full one‑third discount, reducing thestarting point to one of 13 years.

You are therefore sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment.