IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
CRIMINAL CASE NO. 96 OF 2012
||The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary
||31 May 2012 at 9.46 am
||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
||Trafficking in a dangerous drug (販運危險藥物)
Transcript of the Audio Recording
of the Sentence in the above Case
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.