HKSAR v. POON TIK MAN

HCCC221/2009

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 221 OF 2009

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HKSAR
v
POON TIK MAN

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 11 December 2009 at 9.52 am

Present: Mr Peter Power, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Ronald Mayne, instructed by George Chan & Co (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: Poon Tik-man, you stand convicted on your own plea of guilty of one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug.

The drugs involved is 160.61 grammes of a mixture containing 139.92 grammes of heroin hydrochloride.

I consider the appropriate starting point for this count to be in the region of 10 years’ imprisonment.

Having taken into account everything very ably urged in mitigation on your behalf, particularly your plea of guilty and your co‑operationwith the police upon arrest, I think that I can deal with you by giving you a substantial discount.

I have of course also read the letters written by your parents, yourself and Mr Chan Che-cheong from Hong Kong Christian Kun Sun AssociationLimited.

In all the circumstances, I am prepared to reduce your sentence to one of 6½ years’ imprisonment, which is slightly more than theusual one-third.

You will therefore go to prison for 6½ years.