HKSAR v. MBAGO YAHAYA JUMA

HCCC 13/2014

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO 13 OF 2014

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HKSAR
v
MBAGO Yahaya Juma

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 4 April 2014 at 2.49 pm

Present: Ms Sabra Lo, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Andrew Raffell, instructed by Messrs Reimer & Partners (assigned by DLA), for the defendant

Offence: Trafficking in dangerous drugs (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, I have taken into account everything urged on your behalf. You stand convicted of one charge of trafficking ina 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 0.95 kilogramme of a mixture containing 0.39 kilogramme of heroin hydrochloride and 0.14 kilogrammeof 6-monoacetylmorphine hydrochloride. These drugs were imported into Hong Kong and therefore calls for enhancement.

All things considered, I adopt a starting point of 19 years’ imprisonment, enhance it by 1 year, making a total of 20 years as thestarting point.

Having taken into account everything urged in mitigation on your behalf, I consider that there is really no real mitigation, apartfrom your plea of guilty for which I shall give you the full one-third discount, thereby reducing the starting point to one of 13years and 4 months’ imprisonment.

You are therefore sentenced to 13 years and 4 months’ imprisonment.