HKSAR v. OTIENO MAUREEN ADHIAMBO

HCCC 371/2013

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO 371 OF 2013

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HKSAR
v
OTIENO Maureen Adhiambo

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 31 October 2013 at 9.51 am

Present: Mr Harish Melwaney, SPP, of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr David Khosa, instructed by Messrs Fairbairn Catley Low & Kong (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: Accused, you stand convicted of one charge of trafficking in a dangerous drug. You have pleaded guilty at the Magistrates’Court and you have been committed to the High Court for sentence. I have taken into account everything that has been urged in mitigationon your behalf. The quantity of drugs involved is 0.98 kilogramme of a mixture containing 0.70 kilogramme of heroin hydrochloride.

These drugs were imported into Hong Kong and therefore call for enhancement. All things considered, and being as lenient as I can,I adopt a starting point of 20 years, enhance it by one year, making a total of 21 years.

Having taken into account everything that has been urged on your behalf, including your plea of guilty and your family circumstances,I shall give you the full one-third discount, thereby reducing the starting point to one of 14 years’ imprisonment.

You are therefore sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment.