HKSAR v. SALEHE ABDUL OMARY

HCCC274/2008

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 274 OF 2008

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HKSAR
v.
Salehe Abdul Omary

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 18 February 2009 at 9.58 am

Present:

Ms Rosaline S Y Leung, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Michael Arthur, instructed by Messrs Krishnan & Tsang (assigned by DLA), for the Accused

Offence: Trafficking in a dangerous drug (販運危險藥物)

Transcript of the audio recording
of the Sentence in the above case

COURT: Accused, you stand convicted of one charge of trafficking in heroin. It is to your credit that you stand so convicted onyour own plea of guilty at the Magistrates’ Court.

The quantity involved is 1,585.92 grammes of a mixture containing 856.81 grammes of heroin hydrochloride. Having heard submissionsby your counsel, I am persuaded that I should adopt the starting point of 21 years for that quantity of drugs. Having taken intoaccount everything that has been urged on your behalf, particularly your plea of guilty, I sentence you to 14 years’ imprisonment. You are therefore sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment.