HKSAR v. TIO TIN-YEE

HCCC163/2009

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 163 OF 2009

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HKSAR
v.
Tio Tin-yee

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 9 July 2009 at 10.02 am

Present: Ms Rosaline Leung, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Andrew Kan, instructed by Messrs Littlewoods (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: Tio Tin-yee, you stand convicted of one count of trafficking in Ice. It is to your credit that you stand so convicted onyour own plea of guilty. The quantity of drugs involved is 248.92 grammes of crystalline solid containing 246.25 grammes of methamphetaminehydrochloride, commonly known as Ice.

The appropriate starting point for that quantity of drug is about 13½ years.

I have taken into account everything urged in mitigation on your behalf by your counsel, particularly your plea of guilty atthe earliest opportunity at the Magistrates’ Court. Furthermore, there are special circumstances on the papers which justifieda lenient view being taken of the facts.

In all the circumstances, I sentence you to 6½ years’ imprisonment. You are therefore sentenced to 6½ years’ imprisonment.