IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
CRIMINAL CASE NO. 453 OF 2011
|| The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary
|| 15 February 2012 at 9.50 am
|| Ms Rosaline Leung, SPP, of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Pang Leung-ting, Norton, instructed by the Legal Aid Department, for the Accused
|| Trafficking in dangerous drugs (販運危險藥物)
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of the Sentence in the above Case
COURT: Accused, I have taken into account everything urged on your behalf.
You stand convicted on your own plea of guilty in the Magistrates Court of one charge of trafficking in dangerous drugs. The drugsinvolved are 23.78 grammes of a solid containing 18.31 grammes of cocaine, 13.40 grammes of a crystalline solid containing 12.95grammes of methamphetamine hydrochloride and 110 tablets containing 0.74 of a gramme of nimetazepam.
In sentencing you, I adopt the approach indicated by the Court of Appeal in the case of Wong Kin Kau decided on 4 May last year. In following that approach, I have done so in the context of everything urged on your behalf and I adopta starting point of 8 years as suggested by your counsel.
Having considered everything urged in mitigation on your behalf, particularly your plea of guilty and your co-operation with the police,I shall give you the full one-third discount.
You are therefore sentenced to 5 years and 4 months’ imprisonment.