HKSAR v. TO WAI MING

HCCC96/2012

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 96 OF 2012

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HKSAR
v
To Wai-ming

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 31 May 2012 at 9.46 am

Present: Ms Lilly Wong, PP, of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Siu Chiu-kin Stanley, instructed by Messrs Alan Ho & 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: To Wai-ming, I have taken into account everything that has been urged on your behalf.

You stand convicted on your own plea of guilty of one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug.

The drugs involved are 263.68 grammes of a solid containing 209.4 grammes of cocaine.

For that amount of drugs I consider the appropriate starting point to be 12 years’ imprisonment. I enhance it by 6 months by virtueof the fact that the drugs have been imported into Hong Kong from across the border, thus making a total starting point of 12½ years’imprisonment.

Having considered everything that has been urged in mitigation on your behalf, particularly your early plea of guilty, I shall giveyou the full one-third discount, thereby reducing the sentence to one of 8 years and 4 months’ imprisonment.

You will therefore go to prison for 8 years and 4 months.